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10 Interesting Facts About Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin Warming Up Pre-Game

1. Griffin was homeschooled by his mother Gail from the 1st grade all the way to the 8th grade. His older brother Taylor Griffin was homeschooled from 1st grade to 10th grade

2. His rookie year is the only one so far, as of 2016 where he played 82 games. Injuries have affected Blake throughout his NBA career, which is very unfortunate. In 2011-12 he played 66 games, 2012-13 80 games, 2013-2014 80 games, 2014-15 67 games, and 2015-16 he only played 35 games

3. He played for the Oklahoma Sooners for college and with them he played 68 games, averaging 31.4 mins, 18.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1 steal, and 1.05 blocks per game. That is quite the stat line!

4. Blake went to Oklahoma Christian School for his four years of highschool. During his time there, he won state titles every year, and his dad Tommy head coached the team to victory each year as well. Blake also got to play 2 season with brother

5. The first buzzer beater done by #32 took place on December 8th 2014 against the Phoenix Suns. The shot came in overtime when the Clippers were down 118 – 120. With one second left on the shot clock, Griffin stepped back to the 3 point line and let it fly. The shot bounced high off the rim, and then bounced a second time before falling into the rim

6. His first career triple double in the NBA was recorded on March 23rd 2011 against the Washington Wizards. This game ended up going to double overtime so Blake had some extra time to complete the stat line. He finished with 33 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists

7. When Griffin got drafted, he suffered from an injury and did not play that season. He came back next season and he played that season as his “rookie” season. His year was full of success as he was voted into the All-Star Game, won all 6 Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards, unanimous selection to the All-Rookie First Team, and unanimous winner of the Rookie of the Year award

8.¬†Griffin and Brynn Cameron have a kid named Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin. Cameron is a former USC women’s basketball player.

9. When Blake was in the dunk contest, one of his most memorable dunks was over a Kia sedan. Years later, speculation occurred and it was stated that Blake wanted to jump over a different brand/style of car, but the NBA essentially forced it to be over a Kia, because it is the NBA’s official car

10. Griffin put together a fundraiser by the name of “Dunking for Dollars”. What this fundraiser entails is that for every dunk he makes, he will donate $100 towards childhood obesity

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