Quoted as being one of basketball’s most exciting players, Blake Griffin has electrified the sport. After a knee injury saw Blake miss his rookie year in 2009/10, he remade a triumphant return on October 2010 to re-launch his rookie campaign in style. With a 20-point, 14-rebound inaugural performance, it was clear Blake wouldn't be a rookie for much longer. Since then, Blake has performed one explosive leap after the next.
As a result of that first performance, Blake was voted as a reserve to the 2011 All-Star game, making him the first rookie to be selected as an All-Star reserve since Tim Duncan.
But this wasn’t the only feat Blake accomplished during his rookie season - he also participated in both the Slam Dunk Contest and the Rookie Challenge. This made him the first player in history to participate in the entire All-Star weekend. He later cemented his legacy in the history books as one of the biggest and brightest stars in basketball by winning the Slam Dunk Contest and treating basketball fans to some of the most memorable moments ever seen in an All-Star weekend. Blake went on to become an NBA All-Star three years in a row (2011, 2012 and 2013).
Before the 2012/13 season, Blake signed a $95 million, 5 year contract that will keep him in the game until the end of the 2017/18 season.Read more