75 Facts About Blake Griffin


Blake Austin Griffin was born on March 16,1989 and is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.


Blake Griffin played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners, when he was named the consensus national college player of the year as a sophomore.


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


Blake Griffin won four high school state titles at Oklahoma Christian School under his father, head coach Tommy Blake Griffin.


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


Blake Griffin made his NBA debut as a rookie the following season, in which he was selected as an All-Star, won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year.


Blake Griffin's father was a basketball center and track standout at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.


Griffin and his older brother, Taylor Griffin, were home-schooled by their mother from first grade until Taylor was in the tenth grade and Blake was in eighth.


In 2003, Blake Griffin followed his brother to Oklahoma Christian School, where they played under their father, head coach Tommy Blake Griffin.


Blake Griffin was later named to the Little All-City All-State team in what was his final high school season with his brother.


Blake Griffin's play attracted the attention of the new basketball head coach for Oklahoma, Jeff Capel, who first heard of him through his brother, Taylor.


Capel liked the fact that Blake Griffin had not yet become a household name among recruiters and felt he was exactly the player whom he needed to rebuild the Oklahoma men's basketball program with.


Blake Griffin had been considering Duke, Kansas, North Carolina, and Texas, but his brother eventually sold him on joining Oklahoma when he raved about the direction of the Sooners and the chance to play together again for his home state.


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


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.


Blake Griffin was named to the Oklahoma Boys All-State First Team, EA Sports All-American Second Team and Parade All-American Third Team.


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


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


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


Blake Griffin missed the following game, a victory over in-state rival Oklahoma State Cowboys, but was back on the court a week after the injury with 14 points and eight rebounds in a win versus Missouri.


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.


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


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.


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


Blake Griffin averaged 22.7 points, 14.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game during the regular season and earned All-American First Team honors.


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


Blake Griffin recorded at least 20 points and 15 rebounds 15 times, which is a Big 12 record.


Blake Griffin set school and Big 12 single-season records for most rebounds, rebounding average, and double-doubles, and his free throw attempts were the most by a Sooner in a single-season.


Blake Griffin was a unanimous choice by voters in all nine geographical districts for the Oscar Robertson Trophy and was named Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year, receiving 66 of the 71 national media panel members' votes.


Blake Griffin became the first Oklahoma player in school history to win the Naismith Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy, Adolph Rupp Trophy, John Wooden Award, and the Associated Press player of the year.


Blake Griffin was named Player of the Year by the Big 12, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News and FoxSports.


Blake Griffin was selected as the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft.


Blake Griffin played for the Clippers' Summer League Team and was named Summer League MVP.


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.


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.


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


On March 23,2011, in a double-overtime win over the Washington Wizards, Blake Griffin recorded his first career triple-double with 33 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists.


Blake Griffin recorded his second triple-double with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in the final game of the season against the Memphis Grizzlies.


Blake Griffin led all rookies in points, rebounds, and double-doubles, earning him the Rookie of the Year award, and was the first unanimous winner for the award since David Robinson in 1990.


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


Blake Griffin was voted to play as a starter for the first time in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game along with new teammate Chris Paul.


Blake Griffin was selected to participate in the inaugural Rising Stars Challenge in which teams were a mix of the top rookies and sophomores.


Blake Griffin averaged another double-double on the lockout-shortened season with 20.7 points per game and 10.9 rebounds per game.


Blake Griffin was selected to compete for Team USA in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, but was removed after he injured his knee during a practice.


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


On March 6,2013, Blake Griffin recorded his third career triple-double by scoring 23 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, and dishing out 11 assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.


Blake Griffin finished the season averaging 18.0 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game in 32.5 minutes per game.


Blake Griffin was named to the All-NBA Second Team .


Blake Griffin was voted as a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, making it his fourth consecutive All-Star appearance and third consecutive start.


Blake Griffin was named to the All-NBA Second Team for the third straight year, while finishing the season third in the MVP voting.


Blake Griffin finished the regular season averaging 21.9 points, a career-low 7.6 rebounds, and a career-high 5.3 assists in 67 games.


The Clippers were sternly critical of Blake Griffin, and indicated that further punitive action would follow.


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.


Blake Griffin became the fastest player to reach that plateau since Larry Bird.


Blake Griffin became the second player in franchise history to reach that mark, joining Randy Smith, who scored 10,467 of his club-record 12,735 points when the team was known as the Buffalo Braves.


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


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


Blake Griffin became the first player with at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in a debut with the Pistons since Grant Hill in 1994.


Blake Griffin subsequently missed the final eight games of the season.


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.


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


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.


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


On September 30,2022, Blake Griffin signed a 1-year deal with the Boston Celtics for the veteran's minimum salary.


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


Blake Griffin appeared on the April 12,2011 episode of Sports Show with Norm Macdonald.


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


Blake Griffin appeared as a roaster in the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin in 2019.


Blake Griffin was on the cover of NCAA Basketball 10 and was on the cover of NBA 2K13 alongside fellow NBA stars Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.


Blake Griffin has appeared regularly in commercials for Kia Motors, Subway, Vizio, and GameFly.


Blake Griffin was charged with misdemeanor battery as a result of an October 2014 Las Vegas encounter.


Blake Griffin allegedly seized a cell phone from its owner, Daniel Schuman, grabbed Schuman's neck twice and slapped him, after he took a picture of a group of Clippers players.


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.


The Kia sedan that Blake Griffin jumped over to win the Slam Dunk Contest was donated for a charity auction on AutoTrader.


Blake Griffin has two children with his ex-fiancee, Brynn Cameron, who is the sister of American football player Jordan Cameron.