Blake Griffin

Basketball Player

1989 –

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Who is Blake Griffin?

Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. Griffin had a renowned high school career at Oklahoma Christian School, winning state titles each of his four years under his father, Tommy Griffin, who was the head coach. He played college basketball for the University of Oklahoma Sooners and received numerous accolades in his second year, including the Naismith College Player of the Year, Oscar Robertson Trophy and the John Wooden Award.

Griffin left college after two seasons to enter the 2009 NBA Draft; he was selected first overall by the Clippers. In his first season, he broke his left kneecap during the final pre-season game, had surgery, and missed the entire 2009–10 season. He made his NBA debut as a rookie the following season, in which he was selected as an All-Star, won the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year. In 2011, Sports Illustrated called him one of the NBA's 15 Greatest Rookies of All Time.

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Born
Mar 16, 1989
Oklahoma City
Also known as
  • High Griffinition
  • Blake Austin Griffin
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Oklahoma Christian School
    (2003 - 2007)
  • University of Oklahoma
    (2007 - 2009)
Lived in
  • Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma City
  • Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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