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Griffin supports medical marijuana use

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All-Star power forward Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers supports medical marijuana use in the NBA, saying it would trump the current issue of prescription painkiller dependency.

"It doesn't really affect me, but so many guys would probably benefit from it and not take as many painkillers, which have worse long-term effects," Griffin said. "So I would vote yes. I just think it makes sense."

Griffin, 25, did not play Wednesday in the regular-season finale against the Portland Trail Blazers. He is likely to be amped up for a first-round matchup with the No. 6 seed Golden State Warriors, after shooting guard Klay Thompson said Griffin is "out of control sometimes."

Thompson made the comments on 95.7 FM in San Francisco. Griffin was out Wednesday serving a suspension for his 16th technical.

"He is a good guy off the court but he probably just ... I mean ... plays pretty physical and flops a little bit," Thompson said. "He flairs his arm around so you know you might catch a random elbow or something that doesn't you know rub off too well on guys," Thompson said. "He's kind of like a bull in a china shop, kind of out of control sometimes. And then you do just see him flop sometimes like how can a guy that big and strong flop that much. I can see how that gets under people's skin and be frustrating to play against."

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