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Blake Griffin

Blake was born on 16 March 1989. He was born in Oklahoma City in the United States of America. As per the records, the name of Blake’s father is Tommy Griffin and the name of his mother is known to be Gail Griffin. Apart from him, his parents also had another child and the name of Blake’s brother is known to be Taylor Griffin. It is known that Blake’s father had been fond of basketball as well and he also owned a gym where Blake used to practice basketball.

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His brother mostly completed his schooling at home. He completed his schooling at Oklahoma Christian School and the academic stats suggests that Blake had been a really good student at the school. Blake also played basketball for his school team and he later joined Oklahoma University. During his game with the university team, Blake suffered a ligament injury on his right knee and he had to undergo a surgery for the recovery. It took him some time to come back on the court as doctors advised him to take complete rest because of the nature of the injury.

After completing college, Blake was featured in NBA Draft in 2009 and he started playing for Los Angeles Clipper. This was his first professional contract and in 2009, he ended up injuring himself again. It took him almost a year to come back on the court and it is also known that he had to go a couple of surgeries to reconstruct his broken knee. In 2010, Blake was honored with the award of Rookie of the Year.

Even today, he is associated with the same team and he had also been injured several times during the game, 2015 was another such year when he was injured and off the field. This time the injury was on his hand. But he had never suffered an issue with his form and because of this, his Fangraphs had always been high. It is known that he received several awards during his career until now and he also received NBA All-Star award for 5 years in a row being from 2011.

Blake is not married but he had been in a relationship with Brynn Cameron. Blake wants to marry her and call her his wife in coming future and it is known that the couple also has two children. One of them is a boy and the other one is his son. Blake also has several endorsements and some of the brands that he endorsed for are Kia Motors, GameFly, and Subway. He had also been involved in some legal trouble after he snatched the phone of one of his fan for taking his picture.

At present, the salary of this basketball player is estimated to be around 20 million American dollars and his net worth is estimated to be 30 million American dollars. The major source of income for him is contracted fee and endorsements.

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Last Modified : Mar 12 2017