Facts of Blake Griffin
|Full Name:||Blake Griffin|
|Birth Date:||March 16, 1989|
|Height:||8 feet 11 inches (2.72m)|
|Break Up||Kendall Jenner (2017 - 2018) and Brynn Cameron (2009 - 2017)|
|Net Worth||$60 million|
|Birth Place||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
|Education||University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Christian School|
|Kids||Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin, Finley Elaine Griffin|
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Who is Blake Griffin?
Blake Griffin is an American basketball player who plays as a power forward for Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Blake has been NBA All-Star five times and All-NBA fourth time. He has won NBA All-Rookie First Team and NBA Slam Dunk Champion. In the year 2011, he was called one of the NBA’s 15 Greatest Rookies of All Time by Sports Illustrated.
Blake Griffin’s Childhood and lifestyle
Blake Griffin was born on 16th March 1989 to (patents) Tommy Griffin and Gail Griffin in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. His father was a basketball center who had played for Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Blake has a brother, Taylor Griffin. Griffin is of American nationality and holds African-American ethnicity.
He stands at a height of 6 feet 10 inches and weighs 114 kg. Blake was home-schooled and later, he attended Oklahoma Christian School and joined Oklahoma College. He was named Player of the Year by Big 12, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, and FoxSports.com.
Blake Griffin’s Professional career
Griffin began playing basketball in 2009 after he was selected by Los Angeles Clippers. He is still playing for Clippers. He played for Clipper’s Summer League Team and was named Summer League MVP. During the final preseason game in January 2010, he broke his left kneecap. Blake had a stress fracture due to which, he missed the 2009-2010 season.
Blake Griffin made debut against the Portland Trail Blazers registering 20 points with 40 rebounds. In his rookie season, he became the first rookie having two 40+ point games. Blake was voted to 2011 NBA All-Star Game by coaches which made him the first rookie to play in All-Star game. He participated in 2011 Rookie Challenge and won Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
Sports Illustrated Magazine named him as one of the NBA’s 15 Greatest Rookies of All Time. Blake played as a starter along with Chris Paul during the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. Griffin was selected to represent Team USA at the 2012 London Summer Olympics but he was removed because of his knee injury suffering during a practice season. He missed 45 games due to injuries. In July 2017, he re-signed with Clippers for a five-years ($173) million contract. In January 2018, he returned to the Detroit Pistons and made debut against Memphis Grizzlies.
He led his team to a 104-102, won against Memphis Grizzlies. He debuted his acting career in 2018 American comedy film ‘The Female Brain’ directed by Whitney Cummings. The film was premiered at Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2017 and was released in February 2018. Griffin has also appeared in commercials for Kia Motors, Vizio, Gamefly, and Subway.
Blake Griffin’s Net worth and salary
Blake Griffin has a net worth of $60 million. He has $17.7 million salaries per year. Griffin has earned $7,000,000 from his endorsement deals. The value of his house in Pacific Palisades was $9,000,000. He earned $1,500,000 from brands such as Nike zoom Hyper-dunk Shoes, subway, MC Donald and EA sports. His annual salary from the Los Angeles Clippers was $16,400,000.
Blake Griffin’s Personal life
Blake Griffin is currently single. He was in a relationship with Kendall Jenner from 2017 to 2018. He also dated Brynn Cameron for almost 8 years from 2009 and separated in 2017. With Bryn Cameron, Blake blessed two children, namely, Ford Wilson born on 1st August 2013 and Finley Elaine born on 22 September 2016.
Blake Griffin’s Social media profile
Blake Griffin is active on social networking sites- Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. He has 3,873,524 likes and 3,804,431 followers on Facebook. He has 7,390 followers on Google+. Griffin has 4.4 million followers on Twitter and has 3.6 million followers on the Instagram account.