29 Facts About Blake Griffin

1. Blake Griffin was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft, and has since been a six-time NBA All-Star and a five-time All-NBA selection.

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2. In January 2018, Blake Griffin was traded to the Detroit Pistons and played for them until 2021.

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3. Blake Griffin played two seasons of college basketball for the Sooners before entering the 2009 NBA draft, when he was selected by the Clippers.

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4. Blake Griffin committed to Oklahoma before the start of his senior season.

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5. Blake Griffin was named the Class 2A state tournament MVP for the second consecutive year after averaging 26.6 points per game in the tournament.

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6. Blake Griffin was ranked as the nation's 13th best high school senior by HoopScoop, 20th by Scout.

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7. Blake Griffin was one of the highest rated and most decorated recruits ever at Oklahoma.

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8. Blake Griffin ranked ninth in scoring, fourth in rebounding and third in field goal percentage in the Big 12 Conference.

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9. Blake Griffin was a first-team all-district pick by the USBWA and NABC, and was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team and to the first-team All-Big 12 selection by league coaches and Associated Press.

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10. Blake Griffin became the first Sooner to make the conference All-Rookie team since Wayman Tisdale in 1983 for the Big Eight Conference.

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11. Blake Griffin was expected to be a lottery pick in the 2008 NBA draft but decided to return to college to give himself time to mature physically and try to help Oklahoma win the NCAA championship.

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12. Blake Griffin sat out the second half during the Sooners loss with a bloody nose.

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13. Blake Griffin led the NCAA in rebounding and was the Big 12 scoring and rebounding leader.

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14. On November 11, 2010, Blake Griffin scored a then career-high 44 points against the New York Knicks and on January 17, 2011, against the Indiana Pacers, he scored a career-high 47 points and set a Clippers franchise record for most points by a rookie.

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15. Blake Griffin was voted to the 2011 NBA All-Star Game by coaches as a reserve on the Western Conference squad, becoming the first rookie to play in the All-Star game since Yao Ming in 2003 and the first rookie voted to the game by coaches since Tim Duncan in 1998.

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16. Blake Griffin participated in the 2011 Rookie Challenge and won the Slam Dunk Contest during the All-Star break.

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17. Blake Griffin was the only unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

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18. Blake Griffin was again voted by the fans as a starter for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.

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19. Blake Griffin appeared in five of the Clippers' final seven games of the regular season, and managed to appear in the first four first-round playoff games against the Portland Trail Blazers before aggravating the left quad injury in Game 4, which ruled him out for the rest of the postseason.

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20. On July 19, 2017, Blake Griffin re-signed with the Clippers to a five-year, $173 million contract.

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21. Blake Griffin notched his seventh career regular season triple-double, and second of the season.

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22. Blake Griffin finished the month of January scoring 445 points, the most in a single month in Pistons franchise history, surpassing the previous record held by Isiah Thomas who had 442 points in March 1983.

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23. Blake Griffin missed the remainder of the season as a result of the injury.

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24. On February 15, 2021, Blake Griffin played his last game for the Pistons as he was looking to be traded or bought out by the team.

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25. On March 8, 2021, Blake Griffin signed with the Brooklyn Nets.

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26. Blake Griffin was an exceptional athlete, which resulted in numerous highlight dunks.

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27. In 2020, Blake Griffin appeared on the 10th episode of season 5 of The Eric Andre Show alongside Stormy Daniels.

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28. Blake Griffin started a fundraiser called "Dunking for Dollars", in which he donates $100 to fight childhood obesity for every dunk he makes during the season.

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29. Blake Griffin spoke of his faith in relation to his rookie season injuries, saying, "I was just excited about the opportunity to play in the NBA.

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