Blake Griffin

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Blake Griffin
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Blake Griffin
No. 23 – Detroit Pistons
PositionPower forward
Personal information
Born (1989-03-16) March 16, 1989 (age 31)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma[1]
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight251 lb (114 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career2009–present

Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American basketball player. He is a power forward for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Griffin played college basketball for two years at the University of Oklahoma, then decided to enter the NBA Draft.

NBA career[change | change source]

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Player Bio: Blake Griffin". Retrieved July 7, 2009.
  2. "Blake Griffin is healthy and has rearmed the Los Angeles Clippers". October 4, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2010.
  3. Lisa Dillman (October 27, 2010). "Clippers lose opener to Trail Blazers, 98-88, despite a roaring debut for Blake Griffin". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  4. "Russell Westbrook selected to Western Conference All-Star team". Retrieved February 3, 2011.

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