Blake Griffin while at Oklahoma.
|No. 32 – Los Angeles Clippers|
|Born||March 16, 1989
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||251 lb (114 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers|
In the 2009 NBA Draft, the Clippers chose him with the first pick. However, Griffin broke a kneecap during the preseason and missed the entire 2009-2010 season. He finally played his first regular season NBA game on October 27, 2010. Griffin scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds, although the Clippers lost to the Portland Trail Blazers, 98-88.
Griffin quickly became known as a hard working player and a good dunker. He was chosen to be in the slam dunk contest during the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend, and was also chosen to play in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game.
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- "Blake Griffin is healthy and has rearmed the Los Angeles Clippers". October 4, 2010. http://www.sportsfeatures.com/presspoint/pressrelease/51682/blake-griffin-is-healthy-and-has-rearmed-the-los-angeles-clippers. Retrieved November 5, 2010.
- Lisa Dillman (October 27, 2010). "Clippers lose opener to Trail Blazers, 98-88, despite a roaring debut for Blake Griffin". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/27/sports/la-sp-clippers-blazers-20101028. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
- "Russell Westbrook selected to Western Conference All-Star team". dailythunder.com. http://www.dailythunder.com/2011/02/russell-westbrook-selected-to-western-conference-all-star-team/. Retrieved February 3, 2011.