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ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BLAKE GRIFFIN…

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efeToday’s honorary guest of our NBA Star Trivia most athletic power forward of the new generation, BLAKE GRIFFIN of Los Angeles Clippers…

 

 

 

Place and Date of Birth

March 16th 1989, Oklahoma City – Oklahoma

 

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High School

Oklahoma Christian School (Edmond, Oklahoma)

 

College

Oklahoma (2007-09)

 

His Family

His father carries Afro-Haitian origins, where his mother is a white American

 

How Many Siblings

He has one elder brother, Taylor Griffin, who although is not as quite popular as Blake, was drafter by Suns in 2009 and now continues his career in Italy’s 2. League

 

Favorite Sports in His Childhood

American Football and Baseball

 

His Favorite Sportsmen Who He Wants to “Be In Their Shoes”

Derek Jeter and Sammy Sosa / Baseball

 

Never Went To School Until He Was 14!

Together with his brother Taylor, Blake didn’t go to school from the 1st grade until the end of junior high. The  home-schooling method that was utilized by their mother and special tutors, who teach the elementary knowledge to the kids in their own house, is forbidden in Turkey, but they are allowed and welcomed to do so in the US.

 

blake okhThough He Was Drafted In 2009, His Rookie Season In NBA Was 2010/11 

He had a nasty stress fracture injury in his left kneecap when he was playing his final pre-season game in the Summer Camp, just before the start of the season he was drafted. This made him skip that whole season, just like Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid did recently

 

Regained His Physical Status With The Help Of “Hell’s Trainer”!

After his season-ending injury, Griffin chose to work out under the coaching of Frank Matrisciano, who goes by the name “Hell’s Trainer” in the business due to his ruthless but truly effective work-out programs. As being a true fighter, Griffin managed to become one of the few graduates that could survive Matrisciano’s fitness program and emerged as a first-class athlete

 

Favorite Color

Red and Blue (Editor’s Note: As being a Full-time Clipper up to date, this is no surprise, eh?)

 

Climbing to Trees

This was his favorite habit as a child; he used to climb to the trees for hours and try to reach to the highest point he can get fearlessly every day.

 

Favorite NBA Franchise In His Youth

Phoenix Suns

 

Favorite Basketball Players In His Childhood

Michael Jordan and Shaq

 

Favorite Baseball Team As A Child

Chicago Cubs

 

Best Friends In His Childhood

The NFL player Sam Bradford and Xavier Henry is his closest friends, as they grew up together in Oklahoma. Another NFL player, Wilson Holloway, was also one of the closest, or even maybe even his best friend, until he passed away due to cancer disease in 2011.

 

Nickname

Hell Boy

 

blake rookieIs He Married, Does He Have Children?

He has a son, Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin. Though they are separated nowadays, the mother of his son, Bryn Cameron, was also a famous NCAA / USC player.

 

Favorite TV Shows – Series

Modern Family, Shameless, House of Lies, Saturday Night Live.

 

Favorite TV Character

Michael Scott / The Office

 

Favorite Actor

Denzel Washington

 

Favorite Food

He enjoys eating every food and tasting different appetites in different places but his favorites are rice and grilled salmon with vegetables

 

Favorite Movie

Dumb and Dumber

 

Favorite Music

Rap

 

Favorite Singer

Lil Wayne

 

griiWhy #32?

His father and brother had also wore #32 in their college years. Blake also chose 23, which contains 2 and 3, but he returned to 32 just like his father and brother when he came to NBA, as 23 was picked by Marcus Camby at that time in Clippers.

 

Hobbies

Watching TV Shows, Paddle Boarding

 

Favorite Animal/Pet

Dogs

 

His All-Time NBA Squad (Starting 5) To Play Alongside Him

Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

Mr. High-Riser

Though he is a white player, he is widely known for his monster dunks even in his height and weight, and carries the “power dunking” legacy of an NBA legend, “Reign Man” Shawn Kemp, and “Dr. Dunkestein” Darrell Griffith. He have posterized nearly every big-man opponent who dared to contest his dunks until this day, and his main victim was Timofey Mozgov

 

Slam Dunk Champion

Besides being nominated to NBA All-Star teams 5 times (2011-15), being selected to All-NBA Second Team 3 times, All-NBA Third Team in 2015 and achieved the Rookie of the Year Award in 2011 (by far) already, he also had won the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. His most known dunk was the one with him dunking over a car in the final round

 

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