Blake Griffin is an American basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA and best known for playing as a power forward.
Blake Griffin was born on 16th of March, 1989 in Oklahoma city, Oklahoma, United States of America. He was born to Tommy Griffin and Gail Griffin. He was home-schooled by his mother along with his brother Taylor Griffin until he was in the eighth grade.
Career and path
His basketball career took off very early from his school days. He was one of the highest rated recruits ever at Oklahoma. He played there for two years from the year 2007 to 2009. Blake Griffin announced to give up his final two years of eligibility and declared for the NBA draft. In 2009 NBA draft, Los Angeles Clippers selected Blake Griffin with the first overall pick.
After being selected, Blake Griffin played for the Clipper’s Summer League Team. He received an injury on his kneecap while landing after a dunk in the final preseason game. Due to the surgery of his broken kneecap, he could not attend the remainder of 2009-2010 season and thus was considered a rookie.
He made his debut against the Portland Trail Blazers in which he scored 20 points. Coaches voted him to 2011 NBA All-Star Game as a reserve on the Western Conference Squad. He then became the first rookie to have played in All-star game since Yao Ming in 2003. Blake Griffin won the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest during the All-Star break in the 2011 Rookie Challenge.
Blake Griffin averaged 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 3.8 a s sists per game in his rookie year. This made him the 20th rookie in the history of NBA to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds a game.He won Cla s s 2A State Championship 2006, 2009 Naismith College Player of the Year, 2009 NABC Player of the Year, 2009 John Wooden Award, NBA Slam Dunk Champion 2011, Western Conference Player of the month in March 2014 and more.
Blake Griffin was also on the cover of NCAA Basketball 10 and NBA 2K13 alongside NBA stars Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant. Also, Blake Griffin has appeared regularly in commercials for Subway, Vizio, Gamefly and Kia Motors.
Marriage and personal life
He is married to Brynn Cameron. The couple has a son named Ford Wilson Cameron Griffin. In 2013, Kate Upton was rumored to be his girlfriend. He also had been in a relationship with Daniella Grace.
Height, Net Worth and Salary
Blake Griffin stands very tall and fits with the height of six feet and ten inches. His net worth is estimated to be about $ 30 million acc u mulated from his contracts as a player. Currently, he receives a salary of about $200 million which is 6.52 percent more than his previous year’s salary.
Blake Griffin initiated a fundraiser named Dunking for Dollars. He donated $100 to fight childhood obesity for every dunk he makes during a season. The bio of the famous player Blake Griffin can also be found in Wikipedia, twitter, IMDb and more.
by Bchrome, 10 Jan, 2017