The 29 year old, famous basketball player, Blake Griffin currently plays for the “Detroit Pistons”. He mainly plays as a power forward. Awarded five times with the “NBA All-Star” and four times with the “ALL – NBA selection”, Blake’s first big break came when he got selected for “Los Angeles Clippers” in the year 2009. Let’s find out more about how much is Blake Griffin’s net worth in 2018.
Blake Griffin’s Early Life
In the year 1989, Blake Griffin was born on 16th, March. He was the younger child of Tommy and Gail Griffin and was born and raised in Oklahoma city. Before playing basketball, Blake used to play baseball and football. He was home-schooled by his mother along with his older brother, Taylor Griffin. Blake started playing basketball quite early in his life. He was recruited by Oklahoma and played for two years from 2007 to 2009 and went on to become the highest rated recruit. Blake Griffin is the father of two children; son, Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin and daughter, Finley Elaine Griffin. Their mother is Brynn Cameron who is Blake’s longtime girlfriend.
Blake Griffin’s Career, Awards & Achievement
Blake Griffin started playing basketball under his father Tommy Griffin, who was the head coach of Oklahoma Christian School. For his outstanding performance, he was awarded with a scholarship to play for “Oklahoma Sooners”. He is renowned for being named the “Player of the year” twice by “Tulsa World” and “The Oklahoman” respectively. He was chosen to play for reputed teams, like “McDonald’s All American” and “Jordan Brand All America”. For his exceptional performance, “HoopScoop” named him the “13th Best High School Senior”, while “scout.com” and “rivals.com” ranked him 20th and 23rd, respectively.
He also came into the list of country’s best “Power Forward” players. Blake continued to play for “Oklahoma” and became one of their star players. He got injured in an in-state game against “Oklahoma State Cowboys”, but returned after a week and was excellent on the court. He played exceptionally well during his freshman year and recorded at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in consecutive games. Hence, he was awarded back to back three times with the “Big 12 Player of the Week” and ended the season with six “Player of the Week” distinction. Gradually, he became the leader of Big 12 Scoring and Rebounding.
He set a Big 12 record of scoring a minimum of 20 points and 15 rebounds in 15 consecutive times. With a rebounding average of 14.4, he set the record of most rebounds, double-doubles and throw attempts for a single Big 12 season. He earned several awards in his college days. His big break was being selected for “Los Angeles Clippers” in 2009. He is now hailed as one of the world’s best rookies. To add to his achievements, he was selected to play for the first time in the “2012 NBA All Star game”. Struggling through various injuries and reaching his career’s best heights, Blake got selected for “Detroit Pistons” on 19th January, 2018.
Awards and Achievements
Blake Griffin has received numerous awards for his wonderful performances at national, college and high school levels. Some of them are:
• 5 times “NBA ALL STAR”
• 3 times “ALL- NBA Second Team”
• “NBA Rookie of the year”
• “ NBA Slam Dunk Champion”
• “Western Conference Player of the Month”, 2014.
• Six time winner of the “Western Conference Rookie of the Month”.
Net Worth of Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin has a net worth of a considerable $40 million. His earnings comes from his successful basketball career and a number of endorsements.
Tall and dedicated, Blake Griffin has reached this point of his career using all his potential and hard work. Despite all the ups and downs in his life, he has managed to play well and reach the utmost heights of his career.