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Throwback: Rookie Blake Griffin Joking About What Stops Him from Getting in the NBA – ‘Why did I have to be half white’

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Blake Griffin, known for his time in the NBA and his high profile dating life has left an indelible mark on the NBA. From his early days he was a high-flying rookie and even before that he was a savage in front of the camera.

Blake Griffin blamed his ‘White’ genes for not getting in the NBA sooner

In an old interview, Blake jokingly blamed his White genes for not making it into the NBA.

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The Rise of Blake Griffin in the Clippers

Drafted first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in 2009, Griffin burst onto the scene with a ferocity rarely seen. His combination of power, agility, and flair made him an instant fan favorite. Alongside Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan, Griffin formed the core of “Lob City,” a team known for its alley-oop dunks and highlight-reel plays.

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In the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Griffin etched his name in history by leaping over a Kia Optima to slam home a thunderous dunk. The image of him soaring over the car remains one of the most iconic moments in dunk contest lore.

During his time with the Clippers, Griffin showcased his versatility. He could dominate in the paint, knock down mid-range jumpers, and even handle the ball like a guard. His chemistry with Chris Paul led to countless alley-oops, leaving fans in awe.

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Trade to the Detroit Pistons

In 2018, Griffin was traded to the Detroit Pistons. Despite injuries, he continued to be a force on the court. His work ethic and determination were evident as he adapted his game to fit the Pistons’ system.

Griffin’s career stats speak volumes: an average of 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists per game. He has been an All-Star six times and was named Rookie of the Year in 2011. His impact extends beyond the numbers; he elevated the game with his creativity and fearlessness.

In addition, Griffin also ventured into the world of entertainment with his movies and his involvement in the Comedy Center Roost

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Abhishek Singh
Abhishek Singhhttps://thesportsroom.org
Abhishek is a veteran journalist who covers the sport of MMA, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Arm-wrestling, Boxing and Pop Culture. His passion for Combat Sports began when he first saw the highlights of boxing legends like Manny Pacquiao, Arturo Gatti, Miguel Cotto etc.
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