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Los Angles Clippers compare Blake Griffin to MLK in recruiting pitch

Los Angles Clippers compare Blake Griffin to MLK in recruiting pitch

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July 2 (UPI) --Blake Griffin joined JFK, Martin Luther King Jr., and other icons on a shirt worn by Los Angeles Clippers employees after his free agency meeting.President Barack Obama, Mohammad Ali, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Michael Jackson and Nelson Mandela were also on the shirt. ESPN reported the recruiting tactic.The shirt read: "Pioneers" and is now available online for $ 25.A source close to the Clippers told ESPN that the shirt was first given to players in the preseason, without Griffin's image, to encourage the team to live like those in the photo.Griffin, 28, averaged 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game in 61 games last season for the Clippers. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft shot a career-high 76 percent from the free throw line.Clippers employees wor...