Last updated on: 4/18/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Blake Griffin Biography

Title:
Professional Basketball Player for the Los Angeles Clippers
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“[Rolling Stone:] The NFL might let players use medical marijuana to treat pain. If you had a vote, would the NBA do the same?

[Blake Griffin:] It doesn’t really affect me, but so many guys would probably benefit from it and not take as many painkillers, which have worse long-term effects. So I would vote yes. I just think it makes sense.”

Rob Tannenbaum, “Blake Griffin Dishes on Bieber, Weed, Creed and His PED Secret,” Rolling Stone, Apr. 15, 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Basketball player, National Basketball Association (NBA), Los Angeles Clippers, 2009-present
  • Named Rookie of the Year, NBA, 2011
  • Recipient, Naismith College Player of the Year, Oscar Robertson Trophy, Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year, Adolph Rupp Trophy, National Association of Basketball Coaches Player of the Year, and John Wooden Award, 2009
  • Named one of “NBA’s 15 Greatest Rookies of All Time,” Sports Illustrated, 2011
  • Education:
  • Attended University of Oklahoma, 2007-2009
  • Other:
  • Born on Mar. 16, 1989 in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Won four state championships playing for Oklahoma Christian High School with his father as coach
  • Won the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
  • Voted into the 2011 NBA All-Star Game by the coaches, the first rookie voted in by coaches since Tim Duncan in 1998
  • Twitter handle: @blakegriffin32