One of the best dunkers in NBA history, Brooklyn Nets big man Blake Griffin has built up an impressive net worth in 2021. While he’s no longer quite as prolific on the court, Griffin is continuing to build up his work off the court, including a burgeoning comedy career.
Blake Griffin’s net worth in 2021 (estimate): $110 million
Griffin began his NBA career with the Los Angeles Clippers. He was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft but missed his entire rookie season due to a knee injury that required surgery.
Griffin made his NBA debut in 2010-11 and was a superstar right away. He averaged 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game as a rookie. He won the 2011 Rookie of the Year Award and the 2011 Slam Dunk Contest after jumping over a KIA sedan.
Griffin signed an endorsement deal with KIA and appeared in a bevy of popular commercials. He also signed a shoe deal with Jordan Brand and other deals with Subway, AT&T, Vizio and NBA 2K. Griffin was on the cover of NBA 2K13. He joined Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose on the cover of the popular video game.
Griffin is arguably the best player in Clippers franchise history. He appeared in 504 games with LA and averaged 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per contest while shooting 51.2 percent from the field, 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.0 percent from the free-throw line.
The Clippers paid Griffin $113,712,751 in total cash before trading him to the Detroit Pistons in 2018. Griffin signed a five-year, $171.2 million contract with the Clippers in July 2017, only to be traded in January 2018. Griffin finished his Clippers career with 10,863 points. He’s second in franchise history in points and third in rebounds.
There was some drama for Griffin on the Clippers. He suffered a number of injuries and went under the knife a few times. Blake also punched assistant equipment manager Matias Testi in 2016 and was suspended and fined by the team. The six-time All-Star suffered a broken hand after punching Testi.
The Clippers never got past the second round of the playoffs in the Lob City era of Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan. Griffin and Paul also didn’t get along behind the scenes despite being a lethal dynamic duo on the court. Griffin made a lot of money from the Clippers and put up some amazing highlights and numbers, but the team never accomplished its goal.
In 2018-19 with the Pistons, Griffin made the All-NBA Third Team after not being on any of the three All-NBA teams since 2015. He averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game and led the Pistons to the 2019 playoffs. Unfortunately, the injury bug followed Griffin from Los Angeles to Detroit, and that zapped him of his superstar abilities.
Griffin barely played in the shortened 2019-20 season, and then he looked like a shell of himself to start the 2020-21 campaign with Detroit. The former star ultimately agreed to a buyout with the Pistons despite being under contract in 2020-21 and 2021-22, with next season’s deal initially set to pay him around $39 million. Griffin gave up over $13 million as part of the buyout and wound up with the Nets in an effort to win a championship.
Aside from his basketball talents, Griffin is really funny, too, as noted by the aforementioned blossoming comedy career. Most of his commercials are hilarious and he has even done some standup comedy. In 2018, Griffin battled Jeff Ross in a roast battle and did very well despite losing. He also participated in the 2019 Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin and had the entire crowd laughing non-stop. He has done other stuff in entertainment and even has a show called Double Cross with Blake Griffin. He also voices a character in the animated film The Mitchells vs. the Machines and is a co-owner of a production company called Mortal Media, which has been planning a White Men Can’t Jump reboot.
In terms of his personal life, Griffin was initially engaged to Brynn Cameron, but the couple called off their wedding and separated. During their relationship, Griffin and Cameron had two children together. After their split, rumors started to swirl about how much money Cameron was receiving in child support each month from Griffin, with some estimates reaching as high as $250,000.
Griffin dated model Kendall Jenner for a little bit before they separated. Griffin has also been linked to models Madison Beer and Francesca Aiello, R&B singer Tinashe, as well as Bally Sports Detroit’s Brooke Fletcher.
When it’s all said and done, Griffin will likely make the Hall of Fame. Even though his days of making big bucks as an NBA player are done, his off-the-court endeavors are compensating him handsomely. It helps that he’s now playing in New York and could win a championship.
Blake Griffin’s net worth will likely increase moving forward as he continues to venture out.