Pope Francis hails NBA players for their 'collective efforts addressing social and economic injustice'
The five players — Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver — were joined in the delegation by NBA players' union executive director Michele Roberts and two other union executives, Sherrie Deans and Matteo Zuretti.
NBA: Blake Griffin nets 44 points to help Pistons beat former team Clippers; Thunder notch comeback win over Spurs
Griffin averaged 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists in eight seasons in Los Angeles. He won the rookie-of-the-year award and was a five-time all-star with the franchise.