Saturday, March 31, 2012

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin is an American basketball player. He is currently a power forward for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He was chosen by team as the first overall draft pick of the 2009 NBA Draft.

Before playing professional, Griffin has a successful career playing basketball in high school, leading his school Oklahoma Christian School to the state championship for four years. He also played for the University of Oklahoma for 2 years before entering the Draft. 

Born: March 16, 1989 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 114 kg

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Achievements/Career Highlights:
  • missed the entire 2009-10 season after breaking his kneecap in a pre-season game
  • selected as an All-Star in 2011 during his debut season, and again in 2012
  • first rookie to play in an All-Star Game since Yao Ming in 2003
  • won the 2011 Slam Dunk contest
  • chosen as one of NBA's 15 Greatest Rookies by Sports Illustrated 
  • 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year
  • won the Oscar Robertson Trophy in 2009

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