Blake Griffin returns to Oklahoma, spurs on Sooners
Norman, OK, United States (4E Sports) – Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin paid a visit to his Alma mater this weekend, playing pickup basketball and giving all-out support for the Sooners nation.
Coming off a knee surgery that prevented him from joining Team USA for the London Olympic, the 23-year-old Griffin returned to Oklahoma Friday and spent his time playing hoops with the Sooners’ basketball team.
“When a program has that tradition of guys going back and still being a part of it, it just helps,” Griffin said standing on the practice court at the Lloyd Noble Center, according to OU Sports. “It helps the overall vision of the program and the current players feel more a sense of pride that they’re just in a long line of guys that come before us.”
Griffin, who won the National Player of the Year in his junior season with the Sooners, also met with football coach Bob Stoops to have a little chit-chat.
“I kept it brief,” Griffin said of their conversation with Stoops. “I just told them to keep working hard. The main thing is if everybody’s doing their job individually, then collectively, it’s tough to stop.”
Griffin signed a five-year, $95 million contract extension after another stellar season with the Clippers. He averaged 21.7 points and 11.5 boards over two years.