Pistons forward Blake Griffin is being sued for palimony by Brynn Cameron, his former fiancée and the mother of his two children, who claims that Griffin asked for an unreasonable prenup a month before their wedding, postponed the ceremony when she would not sign, and then quickly began dating Kendall Jenner. The suit also claims that Cameron helped Griffin deal with a “toxic” relationship with his Clippers teammates, especially Chris Paul.
The pair broke up last year, and the lawsuit was filed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Cameron’s complaint details how she quit her job at Griffin’s request to raise their family and support him in his career before he left her and started a relationship with Jenner. From the suit: “Griffin cared more about the glamour of dating a Hollywood celebrity than the day-to-day responsibilities of being a father and family man. Griffin once told the Los Angeles Times he wanted to be an example to his daughter about how she should be treated by men. Sadly, if that is true, she should not expect to be appreciated, recognized for her value, or treated with respect.”
NBA teams travel approximately 60,000 miles in a season, constantly interrupting circadian rhythms, and over the past few years training staffs have searched for ways to educate themselves and their players about sleep. Some players wear sleep trackers around their wrists, others sleep masks. A few use custom pillows. Certain strength coaches conduct surveys every morning, asking guys how many hours they slept and how soundly. But a lot of the information is unreliable. Pistons power forward Blake Griffin wore a sleep-tracking wristband to bed last season, in hopes of gauging his rest. “There were too many nights I got a good rating even though I was up at 5,” Griffin said. He wants to participate in a sleep study at UCLA.