It’s taken two days of festivities for a Los Angeles Clippers player to participate in the All-Star weekend, but Blake Griffin and Chris Paul will be representing the Western Conference in the 63rd annual All-Star Game.
So what are the odds that either of the two will end the night as the All-Star MVP?
Bovada has Griffin with 11-to-1 odds to win the All-Star MVP, fourth behind Kevin Durant, Lebron James and Stephen Curry. Considering how well Griffin has played since the year turned and the type of competition the All-Star game is, I’m surprised that Griffin isn’t third behind Durant and James instead of Griffin. His game is perfect for these exhibition games.
For Paul, the 2012-13 All-Star MVP, he’s eighth in odds at 18-to-1, ninth behind the the aforementioned players and Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, Anthony Davis and James Harden. Due to injury and the surge of Stephen Curry’s popularity around the nation, Paul will be a reserve in the All-Star game for the first time since 2008, his first All-Star appearance. The odds fit his position as his minutes won’t be as long, enabling him to do less than he had the previous game where he contributed 20 points, 15 assists and 4 steals.
The game begins at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.