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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 -- Rollin' in $140K Benz ... But Where's the Kia?

Blake Griffin
Rollin' in $140K Benz ... But WHERE's the Kia?

Blake Griffin escorted a hot blonde to his awesome ride -- totally fit for the superstar of the NBA's best team -- only issue is the car they got into ... is NOT made by the company paying Blake a… READ MORE >

Terrell Owens -- I Did NOT Beg the Clippers for an NBA Tryout

Terrell Owens
I Did NOT Beg the Clippers for an NBA Tryout

Terrell Owens says Blake Griffin was just JOKING when he claimed the ex-NFL star begged the Clippers for an NBA tryout over the summer ... because that's totally not something T.O. would do.… READ MORE >

- 578 days ago
NBA Star Chris Paul -- Future with Clippers Tied to House Deed?

NBA Star Chris Paul
Future with Clippers Tied to House Deed?

Now that Blake Griffin has signed a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, the fate of the franchise rests on whether or not Chris Paul does the same next summer ... and TMZ may have… READ MORE >

- 728 days ago
NBA Star Blake Griffin -- Screw the Lockout, I'll Play Hoops with TMZ Camera Guy

Blake Griffin
Screw the Lockout I Can Hoop with TMZ Camera Guy

NBA superstar Blake Griffin officially has the most bizarre backup plan for the stupid lockout -- playing hoops in an LA rec league ... with a TMZ camera guy!Our guy actually had the nerve to… READ MORE >

- 1012 days ago
Blake Griffin -- The Biggest Thing In Surfing

Blake Griffin
The Biggest Thing In Surfing

So there he was ... some RIPPED 6'10" dude washing off his surf board in Manhattan Beach yesterday ... when all of the sudden ... we realized it was unemployed NBA superstar Blake Griffin!!!Turns… READ MORE >

- 1039 days ago
Nike Ad Stuntman CRUMPLES After Helicopter Fall

Nike Ad Stuntman CRUMPLES After Helicopter Fall

A stuntman for a new Nike commercial CRUSHED his ankle after plummeting 50 feet from a helicopter this week ... in a stunt gone terribly wrong -- and TMZ has obtained some gnarly footage of the… READ MORE >

- 1094 days ago
Blake Griffin -- Ripped Tide

Blake Griffin
Ripped Tide

With a bikini blonde at his side, L.A. Clippers stud Blake Griffin showed off his lean, hairless torso by going topless on the beach in Miami on Thursday.The 22-year-old has got game. READ MORE >

- 1094 days ago
Kobe Bryant Lawsuit -- Something Stinks at Staples

Kobe Bryant Lawsuit -- Something Stinks at Staples

Kobe Bryant is at the center of a federal lawsuit, claiming the NBA star is being exploited in the very arena where he plays.Panini America, which claims to have exclusive licensing rights to all… READ MORE >

- 1160 days ago
The Case of Blake Griffin's Mysterious Dunk-a-Ruse

The Case of Blake Griffin's Mysterious Dunk-a-Ruse

Who really thought of the idea for Blake Griffin's car-jumping dunk? A basketball legend? A fan? Or Blake himself? And most importantly ... Blake can only afford a Kia? Cheap-ass Clippers. Check… READ MORE >

- 1237 days ago
Blake Griffin -- Evidence of a Dunk Contest SCANDAL?

Blake Griffin
Evidence of a Dunk Contest SCANDAL?

Blake Griffin is under attack from a fan who claims he FED the Clippers star the idea for the car-jumping alley-oop ... a fan who says he's been snubbed ever since this weekend's Dunk Contest. The… READ MORE >

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