Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

Personal Information

Full Name Blake Austin Griffin
Date of Birth March 16, 1989
Age 33 Years
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 10 in
Current Team(s)
Draft 2009
Role Power Forward
Past Team(s)
Nickname High Griffinition
Blake Griffin: A Brief Biography

Blake Austin Griffin is a professional American basketball player. He was born on March 16, 1989 in Oklahoma City. Griffin plays center in the National Basketball Association and is representing the Boston Celtics, currently. He joined Oklahoma Christian School and won four state titles under the head coach, Tommy Griffin, his father. Also, Blake played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners at the University of Oklahoma. He was named the Consensus National College Player of the year. Later, the Los Angeles Clippers drafted Blake Griffin in the 2009 NBA draft.

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Blake Griffin Early Life

Born on March 16, 1989, Blake Griffin belongs to half Afro-Haitian and half-White ethnicity. His hometown is Oklahoma City in Oklahoma. His father, Tommy Griffin, is also a former basketball player and coach who had played college (Northwestern Oklahoma State University) basketball. Tommy coached the teams at Oklahoma Christian School, where Blake played and won four state championships. His mother, Gail Griffin, homeschooled Blake and his older brother Tylor before they joined high school.

Blake Griffin also played other games such as football and baseball. Blake joined the Oklahoma Christian School in 2003 and played along with his brother under the coaching of his father. Both brothers together won two state basketball championships in the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons. In 2007, Blake entered the University of Oklahoma and represented the Oklahoma Sooners.

Blake Griffin NBA Journey

Blake Griffin was drafted in the 2009 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He played for the franchise’s Summer League Team and was named Summer League MVP. Meanwhile, he got a stress fracture in his left knee which delayed his NBA debut game for 7 weeks. Eventually, he missed the entire 2009-10 season. Blake played his NBA debut in the 2010-11 season against the Portland Trail Blazers and posted 20 points and 14 rebounds. He created a franchise record for most consecutive double-doubles with 23. Blake scored a career-high 44 points against the Knicks on November 11, 2010.

Griffin participated in the 2011 Rookie Challenge and acquired Slam Dunk Contest. Against the Washington Wizards, he posted his first career triple-double with 33 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists on March 23, 2011. Along with his new teammate Chris Paul, Blake was selected to play as a starter in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game for the first time. He averaged another double-double (20.7 points and 10.9 rebounds per game) in the lockout-shortened season.

He signed a contract extension worth US$95 million for five years before commencing the 2012-13 NBA season. Griffin was also included in the USA team for the 2012 London Summer Olympics but was withdrawn due to a knee injury. Griffin finished the season averaging 18 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. He was again named to the All-NBA Second Team.

With the new team coach Doc Rivers, Griffin averaged 24.1 points each game and was voted as a starter in the NBA All-Star Game. The Clippers finished third seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a franchise-best 57-25 record. In the later season, Blake Griffin recorded a season-high 40 points and 12 rebounds in a lost game against the Utah Jazz on November 25, 2015. After that, he missed 45 games due to injury and returned on April 13 against the Wizards.

In January 2018, Griffin entered the Detroit Pistons along with Willie Reed and Brice Johnson. He played his debut game for the Pistons against the Grizzlies and recorded 24 points and 10 rebounds. He missed the first 10 games due to a knee injury in the 2019-20 season. However, he managed to be available at the start of the 2020-21 season but struggled. He posted near a career-low 12.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

Blake Griffin signed an agreement with the Brooklyn Nets on March 8, 2021. He played his debut for his side on March 21 against the Wizards and recorded two points and two rebounds. Also, Griffin collected his first double-double (10 points and 10 rebounds) for the Nets on May 6. Blake came under a one-year deal to extend his contract. He registered his season-high 19 points on February 6, 2022 against the Denver Nuggets. The Boston Celtics was the next franchise for Blake Griffin. He signed a one-year agreement with the Celtics on September 30, 2022.

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Blake Griffin Education

Blake Griffin and his brother Tylor Griffin were homeschooled by their mother Gail Griffin until high school. In 2003, Blake joined Oklahoma Christian School where he played under the head coach (Blake’s father), Tommy Griffin. Then in 2007, Blake Griffin reached the University of Oklahoma to play college basketball. He represented the Oklahoma Sooners and became one of the high-rated players. Blake won several awards and honors during his college basketball career.

Blake Griffin Championship

Blake Griffin underwent a fabulous career at the high school and college levels. He became one of the most favorite and decorated players due to his brilliant skills on the court. Griffin entered the NBA in 2009 when he was picked by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft. Later, Blake joined the Detroit Pistons in 2018, Brooklyn Nets in 2021, and Boston Celtics in 2022. Blake is already a 6-time NBA All-Star, 3-time All-NBA Second Team and has won many other achievements. Blake Griffin is yet to become an NBA champion, however.

Blake Griffin Awards and Achievements

Blake Griffin was a highly-skilled and talented basketball player since his childhood. Since the start of his career, he has won multiple awards, honors and medals.

6-time NBA All-Star2011-2015, 2019
3-time All-NBA Second Team2012, 2013, 2014
2-time All-NBA Third Team2015, 2019
NBA Rookie of the Year2011
NBA All-Rookie First Team2011
NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion2011
National College Player of the Year2009
Consensus First Team All-American2009
NCAA Rebounding Leader2009
Big 12 Player of the Year2009
Third-Team Parade All-American2007
McDonald’s All-American2007

Blake Griffin Net Worth

Blake Griffin is among the high-paid athletes who amassed a massive fortune from his NBA career. The center has a net worth that is estimated to be US$110 million in 2023. Additionally, Blake earns more than 30 million US dollars every year from the NBA. He earned 32.1 million US dollars in 2018 from his team Detroit Pistons. In addition to that, several brand endorsements also contribute to his income immensely. Blake has great deals with world-renowned brands such as Kia Motors, Nike, AT&T, Subway, Vizio etc.

Blake Griffin Contract

The professional basketball player Blake Griffin initiated his career in the National Basketball Association in 2009. He came under a multi-year agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers. He extended his contract with the franchise on July 10, 2012 for reportedly US$95 million for five years. Again in 2017, Blake re-signed a contract worth US$173 million for five years.

Griffin moved ahead to join the Detroit Pistons in 2018 and played until 2021. On March 8, 2021, Blake came under an agreement with the Brooklyn Nets. In the following year, he signed a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics on September 30, 2022.

Blake Griffin Family

Blake Griffin was born to very loving and supportive parents. Both his parents belong to different races. His father, Tommy Griffin, is an Afro-Haitian while his mother, Gail Griffin, is White. He has an older brother Tylor Griffin, who also played professional basketball in the NBA. Blake was once in a relationship with Brynn Cameron. The couple has two children – Ford Wilson Cameron Griffin (son) and Finley Elaine Griffin (daughter). They separated for unknown reasons. His relationship with Kendall Jenner was also pretty much in the news. Currently, Blake Griffin is dating a beautiful model and designer, Francesca Aiello.

Blake Griffin Girlfriend

Off the court, Blake Griffin is usually spotted with ladies. He has dated several women till now. Bryn Cameron was one of the first ladies that Blake dated and had children. Later, he moved to singer Madison Beer. However, his romance with Kendall Jenner has also gained immense highlight. She is a TV personality. His current girlfriend is Francesca Aiello, a popular designer and model.

Blake Griffin Dad

Tommy Griffin is the father of Blake Griffin. He is a former basketball player and played college basketball. Also, Tommy was a professional coach and served at Oklahoma Christian School.

Blake Griffin Shoe

With the first overall pick, Los Angeles Clippers selected Blake Griffin in the 2009 NBA draft. He used to wear Jordan Brand’s Super.Fly shoes. Currently, Blake is wearing the Air Jordan 37s while playing with the Celtics.

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A. Blake Griffin was born on March 16, 1989 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

A. No, Blake Griffin is yet to win his first NBA title. However, Blake is a 6-time NBA All-Star and 3-time All-NBA Second Team.

A. Blake Griffin entered the National Basketball Association in 2009 when he was drafted by the Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft.

A. Blake Griffin is 6 feet and 9 inches (2.06m) in height.

Last Modified May 20, 2023 11:19 IST