01 Jun GETTING TO KNOW BROOKLYN NETS BLAKE GRIFFIN
Name: Blake Austin Griffin
Born: March 16, 1989 (age 32) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 9 in
Weight: 250 lb
College: Oklahoma (2007–2009)
NBA draft: 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Teams: 2009-2018 Los Angeles Clippers, 2018 – 2021 Detroit Pistons, 2021- present Brooklyn Nets
Blake Griffin has looked like a new man ever since the Brooklyn Nets picked him up earlier this year following his extended stint with the Detroit Pistons. One thing fans couldn’t help but notice immediately was the newfound spring in Blake’s step. The 32-year-old has been dunking on opponents left and right – reminiscent of his high-flying days with the Los Angeles Clippers.
How are you feeling these days?
I’m feeling good. I feel like I’m getting better everyday.
What is the mindset of your team right now in the playoffs?
One game at a time, one series at a game. We’re not trying to overlook anybody, we’re giving everybody respect. We’re putting in the time this week and want to come out and put our game plan to action.
What do you like best about this Brooklyn Nets team?
I like our depth. Obviously James, KD and Ky are our Big 3, but we have a lot of good basketball players and guys who play hard. It’s always fun to play with guys like that.
Who did you look up to in the NBA when you were a teenager?
Obviously Michael Jordan, but when I was younger there was always a different player that I loved watching. I was a big fan of Shaq when I was little.
Who are the guys around the league you enjoy watching?
The premier guys, like everyone else. I feel like I can learn from those guys. I always enjoy watching LeBron. Not just from a scoring aspect, but for everything else he does as well.
You’ve made a lot of money over your career. Have you ever purchased anything extravagant?
I bought my parents a house. Then I bought myself a Rolex. My brother forced me to do it, but I’m glad he did.
What was your favorite moment in the NBA?
Definitely my first game in the NBA. It made me feel like I really made it.
What would winning the NBA championship mean to you?
It’s something I dreamed about for as long as I can remember.
If you could say something to Brooklyn Net fans right now, what would it be?
As a team we don’t take anything for granted. We’ve put in the work, and we want to do this for the city.