Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

Basketball Player

Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners, when he was named the consensus national college player of the year as a sophomore.

Full Name
Mar 16, 1989
6′ 9″
Net Worth


Blake Austin Griffin was born on March 16, 1989 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His zodiac sign is Pisces and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of Tommy Griffin and Gail Griffin and has two older brothers. Growing up, Griffin always loved sports and was an avid basketball fan. In high school, he attended Oklahoma Christian School where he played basketball and helped lead the team to a state championship in his senior year. 

After high school, Griffin attended the University of Oklahoma where he continued to excel at basketball. He was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2009 and was also selected for the first team All-Big 12 in his sophomore year. In 2009, he entered the NBA draft and was selected with the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Griffin won the slam dunk contest at All-Star weekend during his rookie season and made it to the playoffs for the first time that same year as well. He also won Rookie of the Year honors that season as well as being named an All-Star for five straight seasons from 2011 to 2015. During this time period, he also led the Clippers to four straight playoff appearances from 2012 to 2015 but they were unable to advance past the second round during any of those years. 

In 2017, Griffin suffered a knee injury which caused him to miss most of that season's games. Afterward he signed with Detroit Pistons, who traded for him after being released by Los Angeles Clippers earlier that year. He had a successful season with them before opting out of his contract in 2018 and signing with Brooklyn Nets in 2021 where he currently plays alongside Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Blake Griffin is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 16, 1989, Blake Griffin was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">High School Graduate</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Griffin graduates from Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond, Oklahoma.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Enrolls at the University of Oklahoma</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Griffin enrolls at the University of Oklahoma and plays college basketball for the Sooners.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Big 12 Player of the Year Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Griffin wins the Big 12 Player of the Year Award after averaging 22.7 points and 14.4 rebounds per game.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named a Consensus All-American</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Griffin is named to the 2009 NCAA Consensus All-American team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Pick in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 24, 2010, Griffin is selected as the first overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NBA Rookie of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Griffin is named the NBA Rookie of the Year after averaging 22.5 points and 12.1 rebounds per game.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Incredible Athlete</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Blake Griffin is an incredible athlete. His strength, agility and athleticism make him one of the most exciting players to watch in the NBA. He can dunk with ease, hit long-range shots, drive to the basket and defend well.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Hard Worker</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Blake Griffin is known for his hard work and dedication to becoming the best basketball player he can be. He spends countless hours in the gym and works tirelessly to improve his game. This hard work has paid off as he has become one of the top players in the NBA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Gives Back</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Blake Griffin is also known for his philanthropic efforts. He frequently visits children’s hospitals and donates money to charitable organizations. His generosity shows how much he cares about giving back to his community and helping those in need.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Pick in the 2009 NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Blake Griffin was the first overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, making him the only player in history to be taken first overall without playing college basketball.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Won Slam Dunk Contest in 2011</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2011, Blake Griffin won the Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star weekend, becoming the first rookie since 1985 to do so.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Named an All Star in 2014 and 2016</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Blake Griffin was named an All Star in 2014 and 2016, making him one of the few players to achieve this feat twice.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Led Clippers to Franchise's Best Record in 2013-14 Season</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In the 2013-14 season, Blake Griffin led the Clippers to their best record in franchise history, with 57 wins and 25 losses.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Youngest Player to Receive NBA Player of the Month Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2010, Blake Griffin became the youngest player to ever receive an NBA Player of the Month award at just 21 years old.</p></div>


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