Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Blake Griffin’s net worth
Blake Griffin is an American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $110 million.
Early Life of Blake Griffin
Griffin was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Tommy Griffin, who is of Afro-Haitian descent, and Gail Griffin, who is white.
His 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.
Growing up, Griffin was good friends with future NFL quarterback Sam Bradford.
Bradford’s father owned a gym where Blake and Taylor played basketball.
Before deciding to focus on basketball, Griffin also played baseball as a first baseman and football as a wide receiver, safety, and tight end.
Blake Griffin High school career
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.
In his freshman year, the Oklahoma Christian Saints posted a perfect 29–0 season and won the Class 3A boys state championship game at the State Fair Arena against Riverside Indian School, 55–50.
Griffin won four high school state titles at Oklahoma Christian School under his father, head coach Tommy Griffin.
Blake Griffin was one of the highest rated and most decorated recruits ever at Oklahoma.
As a freshman at Oklahoma, he averaged 14.7 points and 9.1 rebounds and led the Sooners to a 23–12 record.
He ranked ninth in scoring, fourth in rebounding and third in field goal percentage in the Big 12 Conference.
In Griffin’s sophomore season, the Sooners started out the season winning their first 12 games before falling to the Arkansas Razorbacks.
In the third game of the season, in a win against the Davidson Wildcats, he scored 25 points and grabbed 21 rebounds.
The very next game, he had 35 points and 21 rebounds against Gardner–Webb, becoming the first player in Big 12 history to record back-to-back games of at least 20 points and 20 rebounds.
Blake Griffin Professional Career
On April 7, 2009, Griffin announced that he would give up his final two years of eligibility and declared for the NBA draft after his sophomore year.
A press conference announcing his decision was aired nationally on ESPNews.
He was selected as the first overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft.
He played at the Clippers from 2009-2018 and was essential part of the Lob City.
Blake Griffin Trades
On January 29, 2018, Griffin, along with Willie Reed and Brice Johnson, was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Avery Bradley, Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanović, a future protected first-round draft pick, and a future second-round draft pick.
He made his debut for the Pistons three days later, recording 24 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a 104–102 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Griffin became the first player with at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in a debut with the Pistons since Grant Hill (25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists) in 1994.
Griffin missed the first 10 games of the 2019–20 season recovering from the left knee surgery.
After playing 18 games with the Pistons, Griffin had a second surgery on his left knee on January 7, 2020.
Griffin missed the remainder of the season as a result of the injury.
On March 8, 2021, Griffin signed with the Brooklyn Nets.
On March 21, Griffin made his debut for the Nets, he logged two points, two rebounds and a block in 15 minutes of action coming off the bench, in a 113–106 win over the Washington Wizards.
On May 6, Griffin logged his first double-double as a Net with 10 points and 10 rebounds in a 113–109 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
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Who is Blake Griffin’s Wife?
He is currently dating Francesca Aiello.
Blake Griffin Parents
His parents are Tommy Griffin an Afro-Haitian and White mum Gail Griffin.
The six-time NBA All-Star winner Blake Griffin has a net worth of $110 million.
What is Blake Griffin’s Contract?
Griffin is in the midst of a five-year, $171 million contract that he signed in 2017. The deal is fully guaranteed and runs through 2021-22.
Blake Griffin Age
Blake Griffin is 32 years’ old.