Blake Griffin stays busy during NBA lockoutPosted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports:
Even with NBA players locked out by the league, Los Angeles Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin isn’t taking any days off.
Griffin hosted the opening day of his first annual basketball camp for kids in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, then squeezed in a private one-hour workout afterward with the hope of improving on his Rookie of the Year season.
Griffin has also been busy with appearances for a growing number of sponsors after his leap over the hood of a car to win the NBA’s slam dunk title, and last weekend he was part of his brother’s wedding in Tulsa.
“I haven’t stopped working out really since May,” Griffin said. “It’s been every day, sneaking it in whenever I can.” Griffin says it’s frustrating for him to think that the NBA games may be interrupted after his first season playing in the league. Griffin missed all of the 2009-10 season with a broken kneecap after he had been the No. 1 draft pick out of Oklahoma.
“Now my first three seasons, I could play 82 games,” Griffin said. “So, we’ll see what happens.” …
For now, at least, Griffin said he isn’t joining other NBA stars in seeking opportunities to play overseas if there is an extended lockout. Nets point guard Deron Williams was the first big name to make such a move, signing with a Turkish team.
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