Blake Griffin

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Basketball player
Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin with ball 20131118 Clippers v Grizzles.jpg
Player information
Full name Blake Austin Griffin
birthday 16th March 1989 (age 31)
place of birth Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , United States
size 208 cm
Weight 114 kg
position Power forward
High school Oklahoma Christian School
college Oklahoma
NBA draft 2009 , 1st pick , Los Angeles Clippers
Club information
society Detroit Pistons
league NBA
Jersey number 23
Clubs as active
2009–2018 Los Angeles Clippers Since 2018 Detroit PistonsUnited StatesUnited States
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Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989 in Oklahoma City , Oklahoma ) is an American basketball player who is currently under contract with the Detroit Pistons in the NBA .

He was elected 1st in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers , but only made his professional debut a year later in the 2010/11 season due to an injury . Griffin previously played in the NCAA for the Oklahoma Sooners . He was named Player of the Year for the 2008-09 college season by several sports magazines .

Griffin was named Rookie of the Year following his first NBA season and is now a 6-time NBA All-Star.


High school

Griffin attended Oklahoma Christian High School, where his father was also his coach. He led the school to four state championships. In the 2004/05 season he was appointed to the "Little All-City All-State" team. He scored an average of 13.6 points. His brother Taylor was named Player of the Year by The Oklahoman newspaper .

As a junior in the 2005/06 season, The Oklahoman crowned Blake Griffin Player of the Year. He played 26 games and contributed an average of 21.7 points, 12.5  rebounds and 4.9  assists . He also had 45  steals and 49  blocks . He was called up to the Tulsa World All-State First Male Team.

During his 2006/07 senior season, Griffin achieved 26.8 points, 15.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists. He was voted Player of the Year again by The Oklahoman and this time by Tulsa World . He was also named Player of the Year in Oklahoma by Gatorade, appointed to the 2007 McDonald's All American Team and elected to the Jordan All-American Team. In the All-American Game 2007 Blake Griffin won the Slam Dunk Contest.

University of Oklahoma (2007-2009)

Griffin as a player for the Oklahoma Sooners

During the 2007-08 season he led the University of Oklahoma team as a freshman to a record of 23 wins and 12 losses. He scored 14.7 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. He was elected to the Big 12 Conference First Team and the All Rookie First Team.

Griffin finished his sophomore year with 30  double doubles , a new record for the Big 12 Conference . He narrowly missed David Robinson's NCAA record . This reached 31 double doubles in the 1986/87 season. With 504 rebounds (14.4 on average), he also set a record for most rebounds in a season for the Big 12 Conference and the highest in NCAA I since Larry Bird in 1979. With an average of 22.7 points, he was leading he also took on the Sooners as top scorer. He won the Naismith Award and was named Player of the Year.

Record he set on Valentine's Day: In a home game that the Sooners won 95:74 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Blake Griffin had one of his best games: 40 points (8 out of 10  free throws and 16 out of 22 attempts from the field) and 23 rebounds in 31 minutes. He is also only the third University of Oklahoma player to score 40 points and 20 rebounds at the same time. Wayman Tisdale and Alvan Adams made it before him . Griffin decided against the last two years of college and thus announced his early move to the NBA.

Los Angeles Clippers (2009 to 2018)

Griffin as a rookie in 2010

In the 2009 annual NBA draft , Griffin was selected first by the Los Angeles Clippers , who were one of the worst teams in the preseason. Since Griffin broke his kneecap in the preseason before the 2009/10 season , he had to sit out the entire season. He played his first NBA game over a year later on October 27, 2010 against the Portland Trail Blazers . Griffin scored 20 points and 14 rebounds in his debut but couldn't prevent the Clippers from losing.

Since he had not played in the 2009/10 season, he was still considered a rookie . The Los Angeles Clippers lost 13 of their first 14 games of the season , partly due to injuries to Baron Davis and Chris Kaman . Griffin was nevertheless voted “Rookie of the Month” for the NBA Western Conference in November and December 2010 and also in January 2011 and was therefore initially the favorite for the “Rookie of the Year” award. By double-doubling in 23 consecutive games, he set a Los Angeles Clippers record. His personal best of 47 points was Griffin on January 17, 2011 in a game against the Indiana Pacers , which was also an NBA rookie record. He also scored 14 rebounds. After 52 games, Griffin recorded an average of 22.8 points, 12.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 37.7 minutes per game.

Blake Griffin took part in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge on February 18 and in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on February 19, 2011 as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend . In the latter, he won 68% of the vote after dunking a car in the final. In the following NBA All-Star Game on February 20, 2011, he took part as reserve player for the Western Conference team and scored 8 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in less than 15 minutes. Griffin recorded his 50th double double of the season with 21 points and 11 rebounds in a game against the Boston Celtics and thus became the first rookie since Tim Duncan in 1997/98 to succeed in this feat. Overall, Griffin averaged 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game throughout his rookie season, in which he played all 82 games. For these achievements, Griffin was awarded the NBA Rookie of the Year Award at the end of the season . He is only the third player in NBA history to receive 118 out of 118 first votes in this election. Griffin also led the NBA All-Rookie First Team this season. In 2012 and 2013 he was in the starting five of the NBA All-Star Game.

Prior to the 2012–13 NBA season , Griffin signed a five-year deal worth a total of $ 95 million. On March 6, 2013, he created a new career record with 11  assists in the home game against the Milwaukee Bucks . In 2013 and 2014 he won the Pacific Division title with the Clippers. He was invited to the All-Star Game again and landed in the 2014 MVP election, in third place behind Kevin Durant and LeBron James . With 24.1 points per game, he set a personal record. He also got 9.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. With the Clippers, he reached the second playoff round, before being eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder . In 2015, Griffin was nominated again as a starter for the western selection. Due to an elbow injury, however, he had to cancel his participation in the All-Star Game. In addition, Griffin broke his right hand after he hit a friend from the Clippers organization after an argument in a restaurant. This resulted in Griffin's suspension by the Clippers. Still, Griffin returned to the field in the final games of the season.

Detroit Pistons (since 2018)

On January 29, 2018, Griffin moved from the LA Clippers to the Detroit Pistons . On October 23, 2018, Griffin set a career record of 50 points in the 133-132 overtime win over the Philadelphia 76ers . He was also the first piston since Richard Hamilton (2006) to score 50 points. Griffin was invited back to the NBA All-Star Game for the first time since 2015 for his strong performances .

Achievements and Awards


Regular season

  GP Matches played (Games Played)   GS  Games from the beginning (Games started)  MPG  Graduated minutes per game (Minutes per game)
 FG%  Throw rate from the field (field goal percentage)  3P%  Throwing quota three-point throws (3-point field-goal percentage)  FT%  Free throw rate (free-throw percentage)
 RPG  Rebounds per game (rebounds per game)  APG  Assists per game (assists per game)  SPG  Steals per game (steals per game)
 BPG  Blocks per game (blocks per game)  PPG  Points per game (points per game)  FAT  Career record
2010-11 LA Clippers 82 82 38.0 .506 .292 .642 12.1 3.8 .8th .5 22.5
2011-12 LA Clippers 66 66 36.3 .549 .125 .521 10.9 3.2 .8th .7 20.7
2012–13 LA Clippers 80 80 32.5 .538 .179 .660 8.3 3.7 1.2 .6 18.0
2013-14 LA Clippers 80 80 36.1 .528 .273 .715 9.5 3.9 1.2 .6 24.1
2014–15 LA Clippers 67 67 35.2 .502 .400 .728 7.6 5.3 .9 .5 21.9
2015–16 LA Clippers 35 35 33.4 .499 .333 .727 8.4 4.9 .8th .5 21.4
2016–17 LA Clippers 61 61 34.0 .493 .336 .760 8.1 4.9 1.0 0.4 21.6
2017-18 LA Clippers / Detroit 58 58 34.0 .438 .345 .785 7.4 5.8 0.7 0.3 21.4
2018–19 Detroit 75 75 35.0 .462 .362 .753 7.5 5.4 0.7 0.4 24.5
total 604 604 35.0 .502 .342 .692 9.0 4.5 0.9 0.5 21.9

Web links

Commons : Blake Griffin  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. NBA Draft 2009 ( Memento of the original from December 15, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. College: Player of the Year 2008/2009
  3. a b Griffin dunks to a title ( Memento from August 11, 2007 in the web archive )
  4. - Griffin player biography ( Memento from March 16, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  5. Griffin's Big 12 record
  6. 3x Rookie of the Month in a row
  7. CBS Sports: NBA Midseason Awards 2011 ( Memento from January 22, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  8. ^ Simmons, Rusty (January 10, 2011). Blake Griffin's athleticism is breathtaking . San Francisco Chronicle . January 10, 2011.
  9. Lawrence, Mitch (Nov. 21, 2010). Amar'e Stoudemire outbids Blake Griffin . Daily News . January 4, 2011.
  10. ^ Griffin has historic day on historic day . TrueHoop . January 18, 2011
  11. Career statistics ( Memento from February 11, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  12. Griffin, Ibaka, Jennings and McGee take part in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest ( Memento from January 11, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) - January 5, 2011
  13. Local hero Griffin flies most spectacularly - February 20, 2011
  14. All-Star Game 2011 BoxScore
  15. 50th Double Double for an NBA rookie , February 26, 2011
  16. Spox: Blake Griffin wins record election
  17. Kicker : Griffin - new five-year contract brings up to $ 95 million
  18. Kevin Durant is an MVP
  19. All-Star Starter Released
  20. Blake Griffin breaks hand throwing a punch, out 4-6 weeks
  21. Marc Stein: Blake Griffin Headed to Pistons in Trade With Clippers . In: The New York Times . 2018, ISSN  0362-4331 ( [accessed January 30, 2018]).
  22. Blake Griffin's career-high 50 points powers pistons to overtime win over 76ers