His original name Blake Austin Griffin is an American NBA basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets (NBA).
He is crowned the unanimous national college player of the year while playing college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners. Griffin was the first overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers and has since become a six-time NBA All-Star and a five-time All-NBA selection. Griffin was traded to the Detroit Pistons in January 2018 and remained with them until 2021. Griffin joined the Brooklyn Nets in March of 2021.
Griffin won four high school state championships at Oklahoma Christian School, where his father, Tommy Griffin, was the head coach. Griffin continued to play college basketball for two years for the Sooners before being drafted by the Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft. He shattered his left knee in the final pre-season game of 2009, required surgery, and missed the entire 2009–10 season. The following season, Griffin made his NBA debut as a rookie, earning All-Star honors, winning the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, and Rookie of the Year honors. In 2011, he was named and is one of the NBA’s 15 Outstanding Rookies of All Time by Sports Illustrated.
NBA CareerLos Angeles Clippers (2009-2018)
Griffin said on April 7, 2009, that he would forgo his remaining two years of eligibility and enter the NBA draft after his sophomore year. ESPNews held a national press conference announcing its decision. He was the first overall choice in the 2009 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Griffin was named Summer League MVP while playing for the Clippers Summer League team. He hurt his kneecap landing after taking a dip in his final pre-season game. A day before the start of the 2009–10 season, Griffin was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left knee, postponing his NBA debut for seven weeks. After several weeks of stress fracture rest, examinations showed that his knee was not healing properly. Griffin had surgery on his damaged left knee in January 2010, which forced him to miss the rest of the 2009–10 season.
2010-2011 Rookie of the Year
During the 2010–11 season Griffin was still considered a rookie as he missed the entire 2009–10 season. Griffin scored 20 points and 14 rebounds in his NBA debut against the Portland Trail Blazers.
First playoff appearance and division championship (2011–2013)
Griffin was selected to play in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game as a starter for the first time, with new teammate Chris Paul. They were also selected to play in the inaugural Rising Stars Challenge, which featured teams made up of the best rookies and sophomores in the league. Griffin was the first player selected by Team Shaq.
From 2013 to 2015, there was a new coach and owner.
Griffin (left) and Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies, at a 2013 game.
After a disappointing first-round playoff elimination, the Los Angeles Clippers sought a new leadership and recruited Doc Rivers as head coach. Griffin had a career-high 24.1 points per game in his first season with Rivers. He was selected as a starter in the NBA All-Star Game for the fourth time in his career, and his third consecutive start.
Brooklyn Nets (since 2021)
Griffin joined the Brooklyn Nets on March 8, 2021. Griffin started the Nets on March 21 in a 113–106 win over the Washington Wizards, scoring two points, two rebounds, and a block in 15 minutes off the bench. In a 113–109 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on May 6, Griffin netted his first double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Griffin joined his brother at Oklahoma Christian School in 2003, where he was coached by his father, Tommy Griffin.
From first grade until Taylor was in tenth grade and Blake was in eighth, Griffin and his older brother, Taylor Griffin, were at their mother’s home. Griffin was friends with future NFL quarterback Sam Bradford as a child. Blake and Taylor used to play basketball at Bradford’s father’s gym. Griffin played baseball as a first baseman and football as a wide receiver, safety and tight end before concentrating on basketball.
Family and marital status:
Tommy Griffin (Father) and Gail Griffin (Mother) are his parents.
Griffin was born (born March 16, 1989) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Tommy Griffin, an Afro-Haitian, and Gail Griffin, a white woman. His father was an outstanding track and basketball player at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Blake Griffin is the younger brother of the professional basketball player.
|nick name||high griffin|
|Date of birth||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|height||5 feet 6 inches|
|family||Father’s Name – Tommy Griffin
Mother Name- Gail Griffin
Siblings: Taylor Griffin
|wife husband||not known|
|College||University of Oklahoma|
|eye color||dark brown|
|net worth||$110 million|
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