Blake Griffin announces retirement from NBA

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   April 17, 2024   Update on : April 17, 2024

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Former six-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin announced his retirement on Tuesday after a 14-year career.

Kia Rookie of the Year winner Griffin played 14 seasons in the NBA and made five All-NBA teams, reports

The LA Clippers out of Oklahoma selected Griffin first overall in the 2009 draft.

As he broke the patella in his left knee during the preseason, his time in Los Angeles got off to a rough start.

Blake Griffin came back the following season and won the 2010-11 Rookie of the Year Award.

The NBA player, who made the first of five straight All-Star appearances,  also won the Slam Dunk Contest that season after slamming over a parked car.

His 4-year career included six All-Star selections, Rookie of the Year honors, and a dunk contest victory.

In a social media post, Blake Griffin said that he is grateful for every single moment of his sports career.

In 2009, the Los Angeles Clippers selected Blake Griffin as the No. 1 overall pick out of Oklahoma.

The former six-time NBA All-Star missed his first season with a knee injury.

When Griffin won the All-Star Game dunk contest, he rebounded to earn the Rookie of the Year award in 2011.

As Chris Paul was added to the Clippers roster for the 2011-12 season, his high-flying highlights became the team’s calling card.

Tyronn Lue, the current Clippers coach, who was an assistant on the staff early in Griffin’s L.A. career, said Blake was a big part of the turnaround here.

Blake was one of the most dynamic players as we have seen in this league for a long time as far as athletic-wise.


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