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Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin
No. 23 – Detroit Pistons
Power forward
Personal information
Born March 16, 1989 (1989-03-16) (age 32)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 251 lb (114 kg)
Career information
College Oklahoma
NBA Draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Pro career 2009–present

Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American basketball player. He is a power forward for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Griffin played college basketball for two years at the University of Oklahoma, then decided to enter the NBA Draft.

NBA career

In the 2009 NBA Draft, the Clippers chose him with the first pick. However, Griffin broke a kneecap during the preseason and missed the entire 2009-2010 season. He finally played his first regular season NBA game on October 27, 2010. Griffin scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds, although the Clippers lost to the Portland Trail Blazers, 98-88.

Griffin quickly became known as a hard working player and a good dunker. He was chosen to be in the slam dunk contest during the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend, and was also chosen to play in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game.

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