Blake Griffin and Jordan Brand agree to 2-year extension
Blake Griffin has agreed to a shoe deal extension with Jordan Brand, in advance of his current deal expiring this Fall.
Blake also recently announced the new Griffin Family Performance Center at Oklahoma University. The Sooners will begin wearing Jordan Brand this season. pic.twitter.com/hDMfLW1aUQ
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) September 10, 2018
Griffin joined the Jordan Brand back in 2012, as he sported a pair of blue Jordan Brand shoes in his debut for his former franchise the L.A. Clippers. At the time, he joined former teammate Chris Paul as the only sponsored Jordan Brand shoe athletes within the Clippers’ locker room.
At the time of signing his first deal with the brand, Griffin was in the middle of a busy summer in which he was the first player among the 2009 first-round picks to sign a contract extension. Just 23 years old at the time, Griffin inked a five-year $95 million deal with the Clippers. Shortly after, other big names Stephen Curry, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, and Jrue Holiday followed suit by putting pen to paper with their respective franchises at the time.
Although Griffin is a little less explosive nowadays due to a number of injuries, the “Jumpman” logo is still very fitting for the now 29-year-old. Recognised as a high-flyer when entering the league, Griffin can still get up for a rim-rocking slam when fully healthy.
Griffin joined the Pistons in a blockbuster trade last season, where the Pistons acquired his services along with center Willie Reed and forward Brice Johnson in exchange for guard Avery Bradley, forward Tobias Harris, center Boban Marjanovic, and a future protected first-round pick.
Griffin appeared in 25 games for the Pistons, averaging 19.8 points, 6.2 assists, and 6.6 rebounds per game before his season was prematurely ended early through injury.
Now, the six-foot-ten forward is back to full health and ready to go for training camp which commences on September 22nd. The franchise will look to him to lead the line in the hopes of a return to the playoffs this upcoming season.