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Blake Griffin

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Biography

Background

NBA CAREER SUPERLATIVES:

• 2010 T-Mobile Rookie of the Year. • All-NBA Second Team (2012, 2013).• Western Conference All-Star (2011, 2012, 2013). • 2010 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team. • 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk Champion. • Named T-Mobile Rookie of the Month all six times during 2010-11 season. • Los Angeles Clippers record for rebounds in a season with 989 (2010-11) • Los Angeles Clippers record for double doubles in a season with 63. • Clippers franchise record 27 consecutive double-doubles (11/20/10 - 1/19/11). • Clippers rookie record 47 points in a game (1/17/11 vs. Indiana). • Clippers single-season rookie leader in points (1,845), rebounds (989), minutes (3,112), FGM (696), FGA (1,376), FTM (446), FTA (695) and rebounds per game (12.1). • Clippers franchise rookie leader in points scored (1,845) and free throws attempted 695). • Recorded first 20-20 game of NBA career 2/18/12 vs. San Antonio with 22 points and 20 rebounds.season, joining Kevin Garnett, Josh Smithand David Lee. Griffin was the only player in the league to do so in 2012-13. • Named a Western Conference All-Star starter for the second consecutive year, making his third All-Star appearance in as many seasons. • Led NBA in dunks with 202. • Was named Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of 12/3/12. The first such honor of his career. • 3/6/13 recorded his third career tripledouble and first since his rookie season when he had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against Milwaukee. • Had 28 double-doubles. • Scored 10+ points 40 times, 20+ points 30 times and 30+ points three times, including a season-high 31 on 1/22/13 vs. Oklahoma City. • Led team in scoring 32 times, rebounding 37 times and assists seven times. • Put together a league-high streak of 11 games in a row with at least 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists. • Had his streak of 197 consecutive games end on 2/4/13 when he was forced to sit out with a strained left hamstring. • On 3/10/13 became the fourth player since 1985-86 to accumulate 22 or more points, eight or more rebounds and three or more assists while playing 22 minutes or fewer. • Finished third in the NBA in fouls drawn in the first quarter (131), shooting 71-104 (68.3%) from the foul line in the opening period. He was sixth in the NBA in total fouls drawn (436). • Averaged 23.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 2.2 steals over a fivegame span from 1/21-1/27/13. It was the first time a player averaged such prolific all-around numbers in a five-game week since LeBron James did so 4/3-4/9/05. • Missed two games due to injury (hamstring).

PLAYOFFS:

•Second on the Clippers in scoring (13.2 ppg) in six playoff games (five starts). Averaged 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 26.3 minutes. 2011-12 (Clippers): • Averaged a team-high 20.7 points and 10.9 rebounds in 36.2 minutes per game. • Joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as just the second player in NBA history to average at least 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and shoot 50.0% or better in his first three seasons combined.

2012-13 (Clippers):

• Averaged team-high 18.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in 32.5 minutes per game. Averaged 3.7 assists and shot 53.8% from field. • Became the fourth player since 2006- 07 to average 18.0+ points, 8.3+ rebounds, 3.5+ assists and 1.0+ steals in a • Averaged 3.2 assists and shot 54.9% from field in 66 games played (66 starts). • For second straight season, started and appeared in every game. • Led Clippers in minutes, field goals, field goals attempted, free throws attempted, rebounds, points, personal fouls and turnovers. • Started first NBA All-Star Game, recording 22 points and eight rebounds in 31 minutes. Also appeared in Rookie Challenge and played 10 minutes. • Finished season ranked 10th in NBA in points per game, sixth in rebounds per game, seventh in field goal percentage and fourth with 41 double-doubles. • Led NBA with 192 dunks. • Only player in NBA with over 20.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. • One of two players in NBA (Dwight Howard) to average 20.0+ points, 10.5 rebounds and shoot 54% from field. • Led Clippers in scoring 31 times, rebounding 44 times, minutes 28 times, blocks 13 times and assists six times. • Scored 30+ points four times. Regi stered20+ points 41 times. • Recorded first 20-20 game of NBA career 2/18/12 vs. San Antonio with 22 points and 20 rebounds. • Became one of five players under age of 25 to lead team in total points and rebounds. • Led NBA with 902 points in the paint. • Finished second in the NBA with 26 games with 20+ points/10+ rebounds. • His 103 double-doubles in his first two seasons is the fourth-highest in the NBA since 1986-87. • Became the first player since Shareef Abdur-Rahim (1996-98) to attempt over 1,100 free throws in his first two seasons. His 1,163 free throws attempted is the most by any NBA player in their first two seasons since 2000. • 12/30/11 vs. Chicago, recorded first double-double of season with 34 points (14-25 FG, 6-10 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists in 41:33. • 4/24/12 at Atlanta, scored Clippers season- high 36 points. • Grabbed national spotlight on 1/30/12 vs. Oklahoma City with a devastating dunk on Kendrick Perkins with 8:52 remaining in the third quarter. Finished game with 22 points (9-16 FG, 4-7 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 36:15.

PLAYOFFS:

Led the Clippers in scoring (19.1 ppg) in 11 playoff games. Also registered averages of 6.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.82 steals in 35.7 minutes per game.

2010-11 (Clippers):

• Averaged 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 38.0 minutes in 82 games, making (82 starts). • Named the unanimous winner of the 2010-11 NBA T-Mobile Rookie of The Year award on 5/4/11…first unanimous Rookie of the Year selection since David Robinson in 1989-90. • The lone unanimous selection to the 2010-11 T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team. • Named to Western Conference All-Star Team, becoming first rookie since Yao Ming in 2003 to play in game and first rookie since Tim Duncan in 1998 to be voted in bythe coaches. • Won Sprite Slam Dunk contest during All- Star Weekend in iconic fashion. • Named T-Mobile Rookie of the Month all six times (November-April). • Shot 50.6% from the field. • Led Clippers in scoring 36 times, rebounds 64 times, assists 13 times, steals 17 times, blocks 12 times, minutes • Registered two triple-doubles, recorded a Los Angeles Clippers record 63 double-doubles and established a Clippers franchise record with 27 consecutive double-doubles from 11/20/10-1/19/11. • 63 double-doubles was the most in franchise history since Bob McAdoo’s 69 in 1974-75. • Scored 40+ points two times, 30+ points 14 times and 20+ points 55 times, (the 7th highest total in NBA). • Set a Clippers rookie record for points in a game with 47 points on 1/17/11 vs. Indiana, the third-highest total in a game this season and the most by a Clipper since 1990. • Became one of just three players in NBA history aged 21 or younger to score at least 47 points with 14 rebounds, joining Michael Jordan and Rick Barry. • Finished as only player in NBA to average at least 20.0 ppg, 12.0 rpg and 3.0 assists and the third player since 2001-02 to do it. • Became first rookie since Elton Brand in 1999-00 to average at least 20 ppg and 10 rpg. • Set new Los Angeles Clippers record for most rebounds in a season (989), most rebounds in franchise history since Swen Nater had 1,017 in 1980-81. • Became one of only four rookies in NBA history to total over 1,600 points, 900 rebounds and 250 assists in their first season. • Established himself as Clippers franchise all-time rookie leader in points scored (1,845) and free throw attempts (695) and second in rebounds (989). • Finished the season ranked in the NBA fourth in rebounds per game, third in total rebounds, 12th in points per game, eighth in minutes per game, fifth in minutes played, eighth in field goals made, second in free throws attempted. • Finished the season tied for first in the NBA with 47 games of 20+ points and 10+ rebounds. • Was one of four players in NBA to average 20+ points and 12+ rebounds. • Established new Los Angeles Clippers record with 63 games of 10+ rebounds. • Became the first rookie since Jerry West on 2/26/61 to have a triple-double with at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists when he had 33 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists on 3/23/11. • Had a career-starting streak of 67 games scoring in double-digits, the longest by an NBA player since David Robinson did it in 77-straight games In 1989-90. • Led the NBA with 14-straight games of 20+ points and 10+ rebounds from 12/12/10-1/14/11 • Became the third rookie since 1976-77 to record a 30 point, 15 rebound, eight assist game when he did it on 1/22/11 vs. Golden State. • Became the second rookie in NBA history and first since Oscar Robertson on 11/15/60 to have a 44 point, 15 rebound, seven assist game when he did it on 11/20/10 vs. New York. • Finished second in the NBA with 214 dunks. • Played in the 60th NBA All-Star Game, scoring eight points and grabbing five rebounds and passing for five assists in his first All-Star appearance. • Had 14 points and three rebounds in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge. • Made NBA debut 10/27/10 vs. Portland, had 20 points (8-14 FG, 4-6 FT), 14 rebounds, four assists in 38:36. • 1/17/11 vs. Indiana, had 47 points (19-24 FG, 9-11 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists, one block in 36:56, became the first rookie since Allen Iverson to have two 40+ games in season. • 3/23/11 vs. Washington, recorded first career triple-double, had 33 points (14-19 FG, 5-8 FT), 17 rebounds, 10 assists. • 4/13/11 vs. Memphis, recorded second triple-double 4/13 vs. Memphis with 31 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists in 40:30. • Had the 4th highest scoring debut of any Clippers rookie and the 3rd highest rebounding debut of any Clipper rookie.

2009-10 (Clippers):

• Averaged 13.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 28.0 minutes in seven preseason games played. • Did not appear in any Clippers regular season games. • Suffered a non-displaced stress fracture of his left patella during the Clippers’ last preseason game vs. New Orleans on 10/23/09. • Underwent successful surgery on his left knee 1/20/10 at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Center in Los Angeles…The two-part procedure, specifically termed a left patellar fragment excision and a patellar tendon repair was a success and was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache who was assisted by Clippers Team Physician Dr. Steven Shimoyama. • Medically cleared to return to full contact practice in the month prior to 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada…Griffin practiced with the team but did not play in any games.

COLLEGE (Oklahoma – 2008-09):

• Averaged 18.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.01 blocks over his two-year collegiate career. • Consensus National Player of the Year following his sophomore season. • 2008-09 postseason awards included the Naismith Trophy, Wooden Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy (USBWA) and Rupp Trophy as well as player of the year nods from the Associated Press, CBS/Chevrolet, the NABC, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, Basketball Times, ESPN.com, CBSsports.com, FoxSports.com and Athlon Sports. • As a sophomore, earned Big 12 Player of the Year honors, Sportsperson of the Year honors, First-Team All-Big 12 and a record tying six Big 12 Player of the Week awards. • As a freshman, voted First-Team All-Big 12 and Big 12 All-Rookie. • Finished his career with two-year NCAA Tournament averages of 22.3 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists. • His 77.8 career NCAA Tournament field goal percentage (56-72) is a school record. • Averaged 22.7 points, 14.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.1 steals and 33.3 minutes in 35 games played, while shooting 65.4 from the field during his sophomore season (2008-09). • Set Oklahoma and Big 12 single-season records for rebounds (504), rebounding average, field goal percentage and double doubles. • Rebound total in 2008-09 was the highest in a season by an NCAA Division I player since Indiana State’s Larry Bird in 1978-79 (505) and rebounding average was the highest since Wake Forest’s Tim Duncan in 1996- 97 (14.7). • First-Team All-Big 12 selection. • Named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

• Worked with the Salvation Army Seimon Family Youth and Community Center to distribute gifts to children during the holiday season. • Partnered with Feed the Children to help feed families in the Los Angeles. • Hosted local youth at home games during the 2010-11 season as part of his PlayerZone. • Partnered with the Los Angeles Clippers, Kia and the California Endowment to open two playgrounds in Los Angeles and Long Beach during the 2012-13 season.

PERSONAL: • Full name is Blake Austin Griffin. • Born in Oklahoma City, OK; Parents are Gail and Tommy Griffin. • Brother, Taylor, played one season with the Phoenix Suns in 2009-10. • Follow Griffin on Twitter: @blakegriffin32.

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Height: 6'10''/ 2.08m
Weight: 251 lbs./ 113.9 kg
Born: March 16, 1989
From: University of Oklahoma
Draft: 1st Round (1st pick) 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Los Angeles Clippers 2009 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Oklahoma/USA

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