Blake Griffin is an American professional basketball player who plays as a power forward for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. His elder brother, Taylor played one season with the Phoenix Suns in 2009-10. Griffin has been named an NBA All-Star 5 times and 4 times in All-NBA team. Griffin made his acting debut in 2018 in the comedy "The Female Brain." He attended the University of Oklahoma and was awarded National Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2009.
Griffin was drafted first by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft. He was named Summer League MVP in 2009 but missed the entire regular season due to a stress fracture of his left patella. He was named Rookie of The Year unanimously during the 2010-11 season. In the same season, he was named as an all-star and won the Slam Dunk Contest and won Western Conference's Rookie of the Month all 6 times. For the second consecutive season, Blake started in all games of the season and led NBA with most (192) dunks made. During the 2013-14 finished sixth in the NBA in scoring with 24.1 points per game. During the 2014-15 season missed 15 games due to right elbow surgery and averaged 25.5 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 6.1 assists during playoffs.
During the 2015-16 season, Griffin missed 45 games in total due to injury and suspension for hitting a member of the Clippers' equipment staff and a torn left quadriceps. On April 22, 2017, he was ruled out for the remainder of the 2017 NBA Playoffs with a plantar plate injury on his right big toe. On July 19, 2017, Griffin re-signed with the Clippers to a five-year, $173 million deal. On January 29, 2018, he was traded to the Detroit Pistons but missed last 8 games of the season with a bone bruise in his right ankle.