Place and Date of Birth
March 16th 1989, Oklahoma City – Oklahoma
Oklahoma Christian School (Edmond, Oklahoma)
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.
Though 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
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
Favorite Basketball Players In His Childhood
Michael Jordan and Shaq
Favorite Baseball Team As A Child
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.
Is 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
He enjoys eating every food and tasting different appetites in different places but his favorites are rice and grilled salmon with vegetables
Dumb and Dumber
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.
Watching TV Shows, Paddle Boarding
His All-Time NBA Squad (Starting 5) To Play Alongside Him
Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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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