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Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin
Position: F
Born: 03/16/89
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:251 lbs. / 113.9 kg.
Salary: $18,862,876
Blake Griffin is a senior editor for the Players’ Tribune, but that doesn’t mean all of his stories run verbatim. “Everything gets edited,” Griffin said earlier this week. “There’s probably never been a story that’s run on the first draft, so yeah, mine gets edited for sure. I’ll take all the help I can get but try to still have my ideas in there.” Griffin has written about former Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s annual White Party and the wild day in which a contingent of Clippers players and executives trekked to Houston to get DeAndre Jordan to stay with the only NBA team he has known.
via Los Angeles Times
The point of the online media venture started last fall by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Griffin said, is to allow people to see athletes in a way different from the way they are portrayed by traditional media. Not that the Players’ Tribune has any intentions of supplanting its counterpart, Griffin said. “We’re not trying to take over for the media,” Griffin said. “We just want to grow that respect from athletes in a different sense away from the court where they can sit down and actually have like a real conversation and see them as themselves.”
via Los Angeles Times
Griffin said he was involved in getting Jordan to write a piece for the website accompanying Griffin’s story about getting Jordan to remain a Clipper, and new Clipper Lance Stephenson has also contributed a story about his efforts to overcome his shaky reputation and the worst season of his career. Griffin said he tried to spell out the truth about a day in which rumors flew about an invasion of Jordan’s home. “My whole idea behind that was just to show that it wasn’t such a like very serious situation,” Griffin said. “We didn’t go down there to try to lock anybody out. He asked us to come down there and we went down there and we had a conversation and we waited for him to sign. From the outside looking in, it seemed like it was this huge ordeal, which it wasn’t.”
via Los Angeles Times

Blake Griffin to participate in Team USA minicamp

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin will participate in next month’s USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas and hopes to play in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a league source told ESPN. Griffin was forced to withdraw from last year’s Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup because he was advised by doctors to give a back injury more time to heal.