Blake Griffin is distinct among the NBA basketball players because of his height and overloaded cuteness. His career as a basketball player all started in his days at high school. He plays for the Los Angeles Clippers and has been an NBA All-Star for five times. Griffin was named the Rookie of the Year in his freshman year and also won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. He is popularly known as Little Griffin; a name coined in order to differentiate him from his dad and brother who are both skilled as sportsmen.
Blake Griffin Bio and Ethnicity
He was born in Oklahoma City as Blake Austin Griffin was on the 16th of March 1989. He was regarded as a star in his days at high school as he invested in the school’s progress via basketball and recorded a lot of wins. The NBA champ was homeschooled by his mom from first grade until eighth grade before attending Oklahoma Christian School.
He had his college days at the Oklahoma College and earned the best player in his second year due to his excellent performance in the game. Griffin had to make choices between baseball and basketball because he was skilled at the two, obviously, he later decided to pursue basketball as a career.
The tall basket baller’s olive skin color could deceive anyone to think he is either black or mixed, however, Blake Griffin is biracial; his dad is of the Afro-Haitian descent while his mom is white (Caucasian). He is also a proud American citizen.
Blake’s father was his coach at high school, however, he played with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2009 in the NBA draft which was his professional debut. He continued at a great pace and is still a team player.
He signed with the Clippers’ Summers League and earned the Summer League MVP for his incredible skills during the season. Griffin sustained a knee injury while trying to make a dunk that season and was on the disabled list through 2009 until 2010.
On returning in 2011, he played against the Indiana Pacers and was also voted to the 2011 NBA All-Star Game which earned him a record as the first rookie to play in the game since Yao Ming broke the records in 2003. He kept playing through the season and also extended his contract with the Clippers’ Summers’ League on July 10, 2012 – a contract worth $95 million for a period of five years.
He was traded to Detriot Pistons in January 2018 and within a short space, he recorded 24 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a 104-102 win scored against the Memphis Grizzlies. He has recorded amazing heights with his new team. Unfortunately, on March 26, Blake Griffin sustained a bone bruise in his right ankle in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers which resulted in his inability to continue the game.
Blake Griffin has also taken a stroll in the entertainment industry as he played a role in the Whitney Cummings comedy The Female Brain in 2016 and has been highly praised for the talent he showed in the movie. He earns $29.7 million and has been estimated to worth $30 million.
Blake Griffin was born into a sports family, his dad; Tommy Griffin served as his coach while in high school and played basketball at the Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he played as a basketball center. He was also skilled on the track as he also participated in track events too and was a standout performer. His mom, Gail Griffin is of a white descent while Tommy is of an Afro-Haitian descent.
Brother: Taylor Griffin
Blake’s brother is Taylor Griffin and is exactly three years older than his brother. Taylor is also a renowned basketball player and plays with the Pallacanestro Trapani of the Italian Serie A2. He also played basketball at the University of Oklahoma and was born on April 18, 1986, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
He was the captain of his school and also led them to the Elite Eight of the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. He has played for the Phoenix Suns, the Belgacom Liege Basket of Belgium, the Charlotte Bobcats, Dakota Wizards, The Santa Cruz Warriors, and currently plays for the Pallacanestro Trapani.
Girlfriend and Son
Being as handsome as he is, you would realize that he is a super hot dude. Blake Griffin has had a long line of relationships and has had two children from his relationships. He dated Brynn Cameron, Kari Klinkenborg, Daniella Grace and Kate Upton.
It was with Brynn Cameron, he had his two children. The first was a son – Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin and then a daughter – Finley Elaine Griffin. Currently, he has not made the decision of making his baby mama his wife and is currently with the television personality and model; Kendall Jenner.
Body Stats (Height and Weight)
Blake Griffin is an extremely tall man, he possesses an athletic build and has put his body structure into full use as he plays as a power forward. He has a balanced weight of 114 kg which gives a perfect BMI when calculated. With his height, he has been able to perform numerous dunks and is, of course, one of the NBA players who do it with ease. Griffin measures 45-34-16 for his chest, waist, and biceps size respectively and is brownish- having a brown eye and light brown hair color.