Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player.
- Date of birth: March 16, 1989
- Place of birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Griffin is 6 ft9 tall(2.06m) and weighs 250lb(113kg). He went to Oklahoma Christian high school in Edmond, Oklahoma, and studied at Oklahoma college from 2007-2009. Blake was elected first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft and has since been a six-time NBA All-Star and a five-time All-NBA selection. He has played for the Los Angeles Clippers from the year 2009-2018 and also Detroit Pistons,2018-2021.
Blake Griffin has agreed to a deal to join the Brooklyn Nets for the rest of the season, his agent, Sam Goldfeder of Excel Sports, told ESPN on Sunday night.
Blake has had an amazing career with numerous accolades to his name such as the fact that he is a former six-time NBA All-Star. Other accolades are such as;
- NBA Rookie of the Year(2011)
- National college player of the year(2009)
- NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion(2011)
- McDonald’s All-American(2007)
The Nets are using their veteran-minimum-contract slots to sign Griffin, sources said. Brooklyn has solidified itself as a championship contender with the addition of James Harden to a roster that includes Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
- NET WORTH AND SALARY: Blake has a net worth of $110 million and his salary in a single year is $32 million.
In a typical year, Blake earns $6-10 million from his endorsements and this is in addition to his yearly salary. Because Brooklyn Nets will be in the luxury tax next season, the most they could offer Griffin as a free agent is the $5.9 million taxpayer mid-level exception, and also Griffin will earn $29.8 million from Detroit next year and has $255 million in career earnings.
- FAMILY: Blake has two children with his former fiancee Brynn Cameron. His children are Finley Elaine Griffin and Ford Wilson Cameron Griffin.
Blake asked Cameron to leave her career to support their son in 2013 but She stood her ground and the wedding was called off. Meanwhile, The NBA star embarked on a new fling with Kendall Jenner.
The two never officially confirmed their relationship, but they were spotted around Los Angeles and New York together with pics circulating social media. Kendall made a few appearances at Clippers games during their time together. He is currently single at the moment.
Injuries have dramatically altered Griffin’s game, eliminating the high-flying rim attacks that marked his All-Star career and as a result, He now leans heavily on the 3-point shot and his ability to make plays for others.
Griffin averaged 12.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in 20 games for Detroit this season.