It might be the only time in your life that you say, ‘Sure, I’d buy a Kia’


That Kia Optimia that Blake Griffin leaped over on his way to winning the NBA slam dunk championship during the 2011 All-Star Weekend at Staples Center can be yours.

Would it be classified as a game-used car? Does that hurt the Kelly Blue Book value if there are sneaker marks on the hood (it could have happened during practice)? Did Baron Davis leave any headbands between the seats?

And how does Griffin’s autograph on it increase the $18,995 stripped-down sticker price?

The Clippers’ newly-proclaimed NBA Rookie of the Year has donated this unusual piece of memorabilia for a public charity auction on to benefit the Stand Up To Cancer charity, on behalf of Griffin’s friend and former high-school teammate, Wilson Holloway, who died on Feb. 16 after a battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Act fast: The auction started and runs through to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. Griffin announced the auction during an apperance on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show on Thursday night.

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To further support Griffin’s commitment to raise funds for cancer research in honor of Holloway, Stand Up To Cancer has created a fundraising team called Team Blake: In Honor of My Friend, Wilson Holloway, through which the public can donate any amount of money at

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