ALL-STAR 2014: CLIPBOARD, PART 4

Here is part four of the 2014 edition of the Clipboard, featuring comments from Chris Paul and Blake Griffin from Sunday’s All-Star Game:

 

Paul on being back in New Orleans:

“It was very special. It was great to see some familiar faces. It’s amazing what they’ve done with the arena and to see all the different changes. I know the fans of New Orleans deserve something like this.”

 

Paul on the second half of the regular season:

“It takes total focus after the All-Star break. Me and Blake were out there talking about it during the first half, how excited we are to get back with our team.”

 

Griffin on Bill Russell being serenaded with “Happy Birthday” during a TV timeout:

“That was very cool. He’s obviously one of the greatest players to play the game. Most decorated. All those championships and the type of leader he was. For the entire arena, for all the players and even the legends that were at the game to show that much respect is—it says a lot about him as a player and a person.”

 

Griffin on if he was more disappointed o missing out on scoring record or losing the game:

“It was more so that we lost the game. That’s actually my first loss in the All-Star Game. It’s kind of a friendly competition but it’s better to get the win. So, that was kind of frustrating.”