Blake Griffin

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Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin

Who is Blake Griffin?

Blake Griffin is a former basketball player with the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA. In 2018, Blake Griffin was sent to the Detroit Pistons and became the NBA Rookie Of The Year after being picked by the Clippers. He also took first place in the Slam Dunk Contest.

In his NBA career, he has had numerous ailments, including a season-ending injury that forced him to miss the whole rookie season.

Education, Family, And Childhood

Blake Griffin was born on March 16, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Tommy Griffin, a head coach, and Gail Griffin.

The NBA player earned four high school state championships while playing for his father.

His mother homeschooled him and his brother until they graduated from high school.

Taylor Griffin, the 31-year-older old’s brother, also played in the NBA and was the 48th overall pick.

He was last seen playing for Pallacanestro Trapani in the Italian series.

He is currently retired from professional basketball. Blake is shown with his brother Taylor in the photo above.

Blake attended Oakland Christian School, where his father was the head coach, after homeschooling until the eighth grade.

Before going to college, he played for the school for four years.

His brother and coach persuaded the six-foot-nine-inch player to enroll at the University of Oakland.

He finally joined his brother on the court for two seasons before being drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Height, Weight, and Age

Blake Griffin stands at a towering 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 250 pounds (113 kg).

Facts of Blake Griffin

Full Name Blake Austin Griffin
Birth Date March 16, 1989
Birth Place Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nick Name High Griffinition
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity Half Afro-Haitian, Half White
Education University of Oklahoma
Horoscope Pisces
Father’s Name Tommy Griffin
Mother’s Name Gail Griffin
Siblings Taylor Griffin
Age 33  years old
Height 6 ft 9 in
Weight 250 lb
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Build Athlete
Profession NBA player
Current Team Detroit Pistons
Position Power Forward, Centre
Active Years 2009-present
Marital Status Unmarried
Ex-partner Brynn Cameron
Kids Two; Ford Griffin and Finley Griffin
Net Worth $110 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Jersey, Funko Pop, Posters
Last Update April 2022

Net Worth And Salary

Blake Griffin has a sparkling net worth of $110 million as of 2022. As for his career earnings, Blake portrays $255 million.

In addition to that, he earns more than 30 million per year from the NBA. In 2018, he earned $32.1 million from the Detroit Pistons.

At present, Griffin has signed a year contract with Brooklyn worth $1,229,676.

Hence, he will be earning a base salary of $1,229,676 with a cap hit of $776,983 and a dead cap value of $776,983.

Griffin also has several amazing deals with well-known brands like Nike, Subway, Kia Motors, Vizio, AT&T, and GameFly.

The American Player frequently shows up in ads for the brands too. Also, Panini America signed him for a long-term deal.

Blake falls among one of the highest-paid athlete endorsers.

Besides, he shares some experience in the acting world and received positive responses from critics and fans.

Furthermore, he is the co-owner of a production company with Matt Kalil, who plays in the NFL.


The Christian has committed to giving $100,000 to all the staff of Little Ceasars Arena, who are unable to keep themselves afloat during the 2020 pandemic.

During the season, he donated $100 per dunk to a fundraiser he started to fight childhood obesity.

Likewise, he also donated the Kia Sedan that he won in the Slam Dunk Contest for a charity auction. Stand Up Cancer received the proceedings of the auction.

A career in High School

Griffin used to play football with his brother Taylor in high school. The Griffins went on to win two state championships as a team.

He even played against Kevin Durant and Ty Lawson’s AAU club during the summer of his junior year. In addition, after his brother left for college, he won two state championships.

His brother and the coach of the Oklahoma Sooners persuaded him to enroll at the University of Oklahoma in his junior year.

He was ultimately convinced of the concept when he was given the opportunity to play with his brother in his home state again.

Griffin’s senior year was a success, as the Tulsa World and The Oklahoman awarded him ‘Player of the Year.’

He was also named Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year and a McDonald’s All-American, where he won the Powerade Slam Fest Slam Dunk Contest.

Career in College

The NBA player quickly rose to the top of the recruiting rankings in college.

In his freshman year, he had a couple of knee ailments and missed a few games, but he was back on the court in a matter of days.

In his second year, the 31-year-old also suffered a concussion five minutes into the game. During his sophomore year, Blake won all six national Player of the Year accolades.

He went on to win the Naismith Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy, Adolph Rupp Trophy, John Wooden Award, and the Associated Press Player of the Year, making him the only player in Oklahoma history to do it.

A career in the NBA

Blake was selected first overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Despite a two-year layoff due to injuries, he returned and was named to the All-Star game.

Not to mention his triumph in the Slam Dunk Contest, which earned him the title of “Greatest Rookie of the Year” from several magazines.

Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin in an ongoing match. Source: mlive

In 2018, he was moved from the Clippers to the Detroit Pistons, where he set a career-high with 50 points against the 76ers.

Despite this, his ailments persisted, causing him to sit out the 2019-20 season.

Relationship and Kids

Blake Griffin was engaged to a former basketball player for the University of Southern California, Brynn Cameron.

The family shares two gorgeous children, namely Ford Griffin, seven years old, and Finley Griffin, who is four years old.

However, they broke up in July of 2017, breaking their engagement. In September of that year, the NBA player was pictured with Kendall Jenner, and the relationship rumors started floating around.

Despite not confirming whether they dated or not, they were spotted with each other fairly often.

In Feb 2018, the sister of American football star Jordan Cameron filed a palimony lawsuit against Griffin for stranding her and their children to date Jenner.

She claimed he cared more about the attention and notoriety he gained from dating a famous model than a decent father and partner.

The mother of two even alleged that he completely shocked her and forced her to sign a prenuptial agreement before the wedding that was supposed to take place on July 28, 2017.

Unlike the actual plans, he instead broke up and moved on to date high-profile models. Griffin while contested all the charges, and the lawsuit was resolved quietly after a year.

Soon after, rumors started flying that she was paid $258,000 every month for child support. However, both of them refuted such charges.

As of now, Blake is dating Francesca Aiello, who is the owner and designer of Frankie’s Bikinis. They have been thought to be dating for a long now and seem to be going strong.

Legal Drama

In October 2014, The NBA player was charged with a misdemeanor when he allegedly attacked Daniel Schuman by grasping his neck and slapping him.

He also reportedly snatched the guy’s phone because he was taking images of the Clippers players. The charges, however, were dismissed.

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Social Media Presence

Griffin is on Instagram with more than 3.5 million followers.

He frequently shares photos of him playing basketball and posts a few highlights here and there.

Keeping his kids’ privacy in mind to give them a regular and proper upbringing, he does not share any of their pictures.

He also shares his opinion and viewpoints on particular topics and new projects on his feed.

Celebrities like Kevin Hart and Chris Brown have also made an appearance in his posts.

The Piston player is also active on Twitter and has almost 4.5 million followers there.

Celebrities like Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres, and Stephen Curry follow him.