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Blake Griffin

Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Griffin had a renowned high school career at Oklahoma Christian School, winning state titles each of his four years under his father, Tommy Griffin, who was the head coach. He played college basketball for the University of Oklahoma Sooners and was awarded numerous accolades in his second year including the Naismith College Player of the Year, Oscar Robertson Trophy and the John Wooden Award. Griffin left college after two seasons to enter the 2009 NBA Draft where he was selected first overall by the Clippers. In his first season, he broke his left kneecap, which he injured during the final pre-season game, and underwent surgery missing the entire 2009–10 season. He made his NBA debut as a rookie the following season and was selected as an All-Star, won the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year. In 2011, Sports Illustrated ranked him as one of the NBA's 15 Greatest Rookies of All Time. Blake Griffin was born on March 16, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Tommy and Gail Griffin. His father

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Blake Griffin -- Bros Out with Matias ... 1 Month After Fight

Blake Griffin
Bros Out with Matias ... 1 Month After Fight

That's Blake Griffin shaking hands with Matias Testi -- the guy he punched in the face last month -- at the Clippers game Thursday night ... in an effort to show everyone the guys are cool… READ MORE >

Blake Griffin -- Suspended 4 Games, No Pay ... For Toronto Fight

Blake Griffin
Suspended 4 Games, No Pay ... For Toronto Fight

Blake Griffin will be suspended 4 games -- without pay -- for punching the Clippers equipment assistant manager during a violent altercation in Toronto last month.  READ MORE >

- 82 days ago
SI Model Samantha Hoopes -- I'm SOOOOOO Over Blake Griffin ... But I Still Like Rich Guys (VIDEO)

SI Model Samantha Hoopes
I'm SOOOOOO Over Blake Griffin ... But I Still Like Rich Guys

Blake Griffin's nightmare 2016 continues ... 'cause now one of the biggest -- and hottest (seriously, watch the video) -- models in the world Samantha Hoopes has decided Griffin is no longer… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago
Blake Griffin -- My Punching Hand Is Swell ... First Pics of Busted Fist

Blake Griffin
My Punching Hand Is Swell ... 1st Pics of Busted Fist

Blake Griffin's punching hand is still swollen and scarred ... roughly one week after the NBA star underwent surgery for injuries caused from his Toronto fistfight ... and TMZ Sports has the… READ MORE >

- 88 days ago
Doc Rivers -- Blake's a Good Guy ... Something Positive Will Come from This (VIDEO)

Doc Rivers
Blake's a Good Guy Something Positive Will Come from This

Blake Griffin is no villain -- he's a "good guy" -- so says Clippers head coach Doc Rivers who tells TMZ Sports he's confident something positive will come from the whole Toronto fight… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
L.A. Clippers -- Teammates Upset at Blake ... 'Letting the Team Down'

L.A. Clippers
Teammates Upset at Blake 'Letting the Team Down'

Blake Griffin isn't just in the doghouse with Clippers management -- but multiple teammates are also upset with the NBA star ... with one player telling TMZ Sports, "He let the team down." We've… READ MORE >

- 92 days ago
Blake Griffin -- Kia Mum On Future with NBA Star

Blake Griffin
Kia Mum On Future with NBA Star

Kia isn't exactly rushing to the defense of their superstar pitchman Blake Griffin -- with the car company refusing to say if they'll stand by the NBA star in the wake of his fistfight in… READ MORE >

- 93 days ago
Deontay Wilder -- I'll Train Clippers Equipment Guy ... Let's Fight Back!

Deontay Wilder
I'll Train Clippers Equipment Guy ... Let's Fight Back!

Heavyweight boxing champ Deontay Wilder says he believes in FAIR FIGHTS -- which is why he's offered to train the Clippers' equipment guy to fight back against Blake Griffin.  Wilder --… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
NBA's Adam Silver -- Blake Griffin's a Great Guy ... He'll Learn from This (VIDEO)

NBA's Adam Silver
Blake Griffin's a Great Guy ... He'll Learn from This

Two pretty great parts of this video with NBA Commish Adam Silver.  First ... Silver goes to bat for Blake Griffin ... saying he's a "great guy" who knows he screwed up and is ready to… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Glen Davis -- Clips Won't Win Championship without Blake (VIDEO)

Glen Davis
Clips Won't Win Championship without Blake

The Clippers would be stupid to trade away Blake Griffin after the fight in Toronto ... 'cause they won't win a chip without him ... so says his former teammate Glen "Big Baby" Davis. Big Baby… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago

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