Blake Griffin Announces Retirement From NBA

Photo: Instagram/Blake Griffin

Former NBA All-Star and Rookie of the Year, Blake Griffin, has decided to retire after 14 seasons in the league. Griffin was known for his impressive dunks and played a key role in the LA Clippers' “Lob City” era in the early 2010s.

In a social media post, Griffin expressed gratitude for his basketball journey, thanking his family for their support. He last played for the Boston Celtics in the 2022-23 season, averaging 4.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game.

Griffin was the first pick in the 2009 draft and quickly made an impact in his second season, winning the Rookie of the Year award with averages of 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game. He was also an All-Star in his rookie year and won the Slam Dunk Contest by jumping over a car.

Photo: Instagram/Blake Griffin

During his time with the Clippers from 2010 to 2018, Griffin averaged 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game. He made three All-NBA Second Teams and one All-NBA Third Team with the Clippers, and repeated the All-NBA Third Team honor with the Detroit Pistons in 2019.

Despite the success of the “Lob City” era, Griffin and the Clippers never made it to the Western Conference Finals. In 2018, he was traded to the Detroit Pistons, and later played for the Brooklyn Nets before joining the Celtics.

Griffin leaves the NBA as the second-highest scorer in Clippers history with 10,863 points and ranks in the team’s Top 10 in various categories including games played, assists, steals, rebounds, field goals made, and free throws made.

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Source: NBA 


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