Blake Griffin officially calls it a career after 14 seasons

2024-04-16T19:02:01+00:00 2024-04-16T19:02:01+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

16/Apr/24 19:02

The 35-year-old power forward last played in the 2022-23 season with the Boston Celtics

By Eurohoops team /

Entering the NBA landscape in 2009, Blake Griffin officially decided to put an end to his 14-year career that saw him play with the Los Angeles Clippers, the Detroit Pistons, the Brooklyn Nets, and finally the Boston Celtics in the 2022-23 season.

“I never envisioned myself as the guy who would have a “letter to basketball” retirement announcement… and I’m still not going to be that guy. But as I reflected on my career, the one feeling I kept coming back to and the one thing l wanted to express was thankfulness”, he first announced.

“I’m thankful for every single moment, not just the good ones: the wins, the awards, the dunks, and the memorable times spent with family, friends, fans, teammates, and coaches”, he then added. “I am equally thankful for the not-so-good moments: the losses, the injuries, the way too many surgeries, the lessons, the heartbreaks, and it wouldn’t be a sports retirement letter without acknowledging the “haters”, Blake Griffin continued.

“All of these experiences made my 14 years in the league truly unforgettable, and I can’t help but to just feel thankful. The game of basketball has given me so much in this life, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Last but certainly not least, here comes the obligatory I’m excited for my next chapter part: just kidding, I’m done. Thank you”, the 35-year-old power forward concluded on social media.

During his time in the NBA after killing it for two years from 2007 to 2009 with the Oklahoma Sooners in the NCAA, Blake Griffin has averaged 19.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game, seeing his playing time get reduced more and more as the time passed.

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