Blake Griffin

Professional Basketball Player

Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). 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.… Read More

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1989 Birth Griffin was born on March 16, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Tommy, who is of Afro-Haitian descent, and Gail Griffin, who is white. … Read More


2003 14 Years Old In 2003, Griffin followed his brother to Oklahoma Christian School, where they played under their father, head coach Tommy Griffin. They played together during the 2003–04 and 2004–05 high school seasons, winning two state basketball championships. … Read More
2005 16 Years Old During the summer of 2005, Blake was a member of the Athletes First AAU team, where he played against Kevin Durant and Ty Lawson's AAU team, the DC Blue Devils. … Read More
2007 18 Years Old …  On March 10, 2007, he played his final high school game in the state title game against Pawnee High School. … Read More
2008 19 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The injury this time was torn cartilage, and he had arthroscopic surgery on March 2, 2008. … Read More


…  Griffin was selected first overall by the Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft, and has since been a five-time NBA All-Star and a four-time All-NBA selection.
2010 21 Years Old On November 11, 2010, 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 new career-high 47 points and set a Clippers franchise record for most points by a rookie. … Read More
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.
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. … Read More
2013 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Griffin was again voted by the fans as a starter for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.
On April 2, 2014, Griffin and Chris Paul led the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-108 win over the Phoenix Suns to clinch their second franchise division title. … Read More
2015 26 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 8, 2015, he was ruled out for four to six weeks due to a staph infection in his right elbow. … Read More
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