Blake Griffin Covers Men’s Health February 2012 Issue
Those girls who understand something about basketball and are interested in the latest situation in this game heard about young, handsome, and successful Blake Griffin for sure! The 22-year-old talked to Men's Health and shared his thoughts on his life.
He’s one of the most well-know basketball players of our days. He became as one of the NBA’s 15 Greatest Rookies of All Time according to Sports Illustrated. He made his NBA debut as a rookie the following season and was selected as an All-Star, won the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year. Who are we talking about? About Blake Griffin, player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. The 22-year-old NBA star covers Men’s Health February 2012 Issue.
Here’s what Blake had to share with the mag:
I constantly heard that all I do is dunk. … And I can understand it. There aren’t SportsCenter clips of me shooting 15-footers.”
On recovering from injury:
There were days when I didn’t feel like going through the same routine. … But I learned that if you’re positive, any situation can be a chance to improve yourself.”
On his most proud game last season against the Pacers:
Most of my baskets came from midrange jumpers…I was the finesse player people said I couldn’t be. I’m excited to show how I’ve added to that part of my game.”
On the importance of being a team player:
I recently got to talk to Magic Johnson. … He said he used to tell individual teammates, ‘Come in before practice and work with me.’ He emphasized that being a leader isn’t about just pushing yourself. It’s also about motivating teammates.”
Energy is something you can control. In everything you do, you’re going to face people more talented than you. I set myself apart by bringing more energy than they do.”
On interning for Funny or Die:
I wanted to see that side of comedy. After my workouts, I’d spend the day at the website offices. I’d like to get involved with TV in some capacity when I’m done playing. Next summer I may even write my own videos.”
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