Blake Griffin Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Abhijeet Modi
Nov 10, 2023 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on May 10, 2022
Blake Griffin is considered one of the finest dunkers in NBA history.
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About Blake Griffin

Born in 1989, Blake Griffin is an American Basketball player and a National Basketball Association (NBA) star.
Griffin learned basketball from his father, and he was also interested in baseball. He followed his brother to school in Oklahoma City but is now a dominant power forward player.
Sports Illustrated called him 'one of the greatest rookies of all time' after his debut in the NBA, 2010-11. He won NBA's Slam Dunk Contest and NBA Rookie of the year for his performance in basketball. Blake Griffin is multi-talented and pursues acting too. He has been acting in some series on TV, including reality TV shows. 

Blake Griffin Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Blake Griffin's net worth?

Blake Griffin is one of the wealthiest sports stars in the last few decades. His net worth and income include endorsements, player's fees, and other income. Blake Griffin's net worth is approximately $110 million. 

How much does Blake Griffin earn per year?

Blake Griffin earns approximately $32 million per year. 

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Blake Griffin?

Blake Griffin is 6 ft 9 in (2.08 m) tall, which helps him in his chosen basketball career.

How old is Blake Griffin?

Born in 1989 to Gail Griffin and Tommy Griffin, Blake Griffin is 32 years old. 

Childhood And Education

Blake was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on March 16, 1989. His father is Tommy Griffin and Gail Griffin. Griffin also played baseball and football before playing basketball. While growing up, he practiced basketball in the gym owned by the father of his friend, Sam Bradford, an NFL quarterback. Fortunately for Blake, his father, Tommy Griffin, was a basketball center and track standout, which ignited his passion for sports. Upon his mother's request, he was homeschooled till he was in the eighth standard in Oklahoma City. Then he went to study and play at Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond, Oklahoma, and then the University of Oklahoma. Griffin was known to be one of the most decorated players to ever play at the University of Oklahoma. Despite him playing only two seasons at the University of Oklahoma, he ranked first in the career field goal percentage.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who are Blake Griffin's siblings?

Blake Griffin is one of five children. Griffin's older brother is also a professional basketball player, Taylor Griffin. Some people assume they are twins, but they aren't.

Who is Blake Griffin's partner?

Blake Griffin shares two children with his ex-fiancee, Brynn Cameron, a former women's NCAA basketball player for USC, but the pair split in 2017, after eight years. He has a daughter named Finley Elaine Griffin and a son named Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin. Griffin was earlier also in a relationship with Kendall Jenner (one of the Kardashians) until 2018. That relationship was pretty short-lived. Blake was rumored to be in separate relationships with Kate Upton and Lolo Jones while he was with Brynn Cameron. Blake Griffin's present girlfriend is Francesca Aiello, whom he met in 2018.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Blake Griffin is best known for being a great basketball player. Though he has won many awards, he does not have any championship rings.
Griffin is known to have won four high school state titles at Oklahoma Christian School before playing for Oklahoma Sooners, where he was named the national college player of the year as a sophomore. He was drafted by the NBA in 2009 for the first time. After two seasons for the Sooners, he was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009-NBA Draft. Griffin scored 44 points against the New York Knicks and a career-high 47 points against the Indiana Pacers and set a Los Angeles Clippers franchise record for most points by a rookie. Griffin received six of the national player of the year awards in his sophomore year.
Due to injuries even before the first season as a rookie, Blake Griffin missed an entire season and made his debut as a rookie in 2010. He moved to Detroit Pistons in 2018 and later signed up with the Brooklyn Nets in 2021. 
Blake Griffin was also selected to compete for Team USA in the 2012 London Summer Olympics but had to leave after he injured his knee during practice. He was a unanimous selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Following his phenomenal rookie season, Sports Illustrated listed Griffin as one of the 'NBA's 15 Greatest Rookies of All Time'.
Griffin suffered injuries again in 2015 and was ruled out from playing. The period from 2015-18 was an injury-prone time for Griffin, though he still managed to sign again with the Clippers in a whopping $173 million contract for five years. 
Blake Griffin was traded to the Detroit Pistons in 2018, where he played till 2021. He scored a career-high 50 points in October-2018, helping his team Detroit Pistons, win against the Philadelphia 76ers. Blake Griffin missed quite a few games in the 2019-20 season due to injuries and surgeries again. 
Blake Griffin signed with the Brooklyn Nets in March 2021. Tall and agile, Griffin plays as a power forward and has managed many highlight dunks. 

Charity Work

'Dunking For Dollars' is a charity fundraiser started by Blake Griffin. He apparently donates $100 to fight childhood obesity for every single dunk he makes during the season. Blake Griffin also donated a Kia Sedan to a charity auction, and the proceeds went to Stand Up to Cancer. He has a fundraising site called 'Team Blake' in memory of his friend Wilson Holloway.
Blake Griffin also pledged to give $100,000 to the staff of the Little Caesars Arena as they were struggling due to the pandemic in 2020.

What awards has Blake Griffin won?

Blake Griffin was named the state tournament MVP, The Oklahoman Player of the Year, and the Tulsa World Boys All-State First Team. Blake was named the Class 2A state tournament MVP for the second consecutive year, as well as Player of the Year by the Tulsa World and The Oklahomans.
Blake Griffin won the John Wooden Award as college basketball's top player. He became the first Oklahoma player in school history to win the Naismith Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy, Adolph Rupp Trophy, John Wooden Award, and the Associated Press Player of the Year. Blake Griffin was also named Player of the Year by the Big 12, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, and FoxSports.com.
Blake Griffin has won many accolades, including NBA All-Star- six times and All-NBA Selection- five times, and his NBA career is an inspiration to many players.

Blake Griffin's Hobbies and Interests

Blake Griffin made his movie debut in 'The Female Brain', a comedy movie and played the role of Greg. The movie premiered during the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Blake Griffin appeared in the dramedy TV series 'Greek' in 2008 in two episodes but wasn't credited for his performance and it went unnoticed.
Blake Griffin's performance on TV was noticed in 2016 in 'Broad City' episode B&B-NYC. He impressed the viewers with his comic timing and managed to bag a show as a host in 'Double Cross With Blake Griffin'. 
Blake Griffin's role was uncredited. He is also a co-owner of a production company called Mortal Media. The company is planning to reboot 'White Men Can't Jump'.
Blake Griffin has many endorsement deals, including Kia Motors, Subway, GameFly, and signed up with Panini America for a long-term deal in 2011 for creating and marketing merchandise using his memorabilia.
Blake Griffin was featured with Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose on the cover of the popular video game called NBA 2K13.

Other Interesting Blake Griffin Facts And Trivia

  • Blake Griffin's zodiac sign is Pisces.
  • His nickname is 'High Griffinition' due to his style of playing basketball.
  • He is also called 'the human highlight reel'.
  • He can jump and dunk the ball way over people. Very few players can perform this trick with the ease with which Griffin does it.
  • Blake Griffin's vertical jump propelled him and made him an NBA superstar.
  • His dunking ability has helped him be the number one player in school and college to be selected for the teams and then in the NBA. 
  • His score of points and rebounds has been one of the best in NBA history.
  • Blake's career has been a mix of brilliant basketball playing alternating with injuries and recovery.

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Blake Griffin Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Blake Austin Griffin

Date of Birth

1989-03-15

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Oklahoma

Age

Height

206 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Occupation

Basketball Player

Education

Oklahoma Christian School

Net Worth

110000000

Partner

Francesca Aiello

Parents

Tommy Griffin, Gail Griffin

Siblings

Taylor Griffin

Annual Earnings

32000000
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Abhijeet ModiMaster of Computer Science

An experienced and innovative entrepreneur and creative writer, Abhijeet holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Application from Birla Institute of Technology, Jaipur. He co-founded an e-commerce website while developing his skills in content writing, making him an expert in creating blog posts, website content, product descriptions, landing pages, and editing articles. Passionate about pushing his limits, Abhijeet brings both technical expertise and creative flair to his work.

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