Following the departure of Dwayne Wade for Li-Ning, Jordan Brand is expected to formally announce Blake Griffin as a Jumpman squad member.
Griffin, who signed with Nike during his rookie season in 2009-10, was wearing a royal blue version of the Jordan Brand Super Fly sneakers during the Clippers’ season opener at home on Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies.
If this indeed marks a partnership, it will find the high-riser joining the likes of recent Jordan Brand member Russell Westbrook and long tenured endorses Carmelo Anthony and current teammate Chris Paul under Michael Jordan’s line of shoes and apparel.
Blake Griffin injured his knee during Team USA’s Wednesday scrimmage and is returning to Los Angeles to be examined by team doctors.
Anthony Davis has been asked to return immediately to Las Vegas for training camp.
Griffin reportedly ‘twisted’ his knee and the extent of the injury is unclear.
Griffin will undergo an MRI as soon as possible.
Professor Carmelo Anthony gives Blake Griffin pointers on how to incorporate a step-back and pull-up jumper into his game during a USAB practice in Las Vegas.
Here are highlights from the first 2 days of the USA Basketball Scrimmages held in Las Vegas, NV. For those wondering why Kobe, LeBron, or other players are in this mix is because practices were closed to media until the last 30 minutes.
Featured in this mix are Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Andre Iguodala, and James Harden.
With the LA Clippers’ season in the books, SB Nation takes a moment to honor some of Blake Griffin’s top dunks this year by NBA Jammifying them.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin sprained his left knee, while guard Chris Paul suffered a strained right hip flexor and jammed the middle finger on his right hand in the Clippers’ 92-80 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Blake Griffin, Chauncey Billups, Chris Paul
Griffin went down after a hard foul from Grizzlies center Marc Gasol with 1:31 remaining in the third quarter and the Clippers trailing 75-58. Griffin lay on the ground for a few moments, grasping his left knee while surrounded by his teammates, coaches and team trainers.
Paul jammed the middle finger on his right hand in the first quarter before straining his right hip flexor in the fourth quarter. Both players will be evaluated Thursday.
See all the best of Blake Griffin dunks, defense, shots, and more dunks from the 2011-2012 regular season.
Blake Griffin posterizes Pau Gasol at home.
Blake Griffin slams home Randy Foye`s miss.
Blake Griffin suffered a mild sprain of his left ankle and a sore left knee when Kris Humphries ran into him with 2:53 left in Wednesday’s game.
“I had a rebound and I guess he wanted to dive after it and took my legs out, rolled my ankle and rolled my knee,” said Griffin, who finished with 28 points and 17 rebounds.
“The knee is good, but the ankle might be a little bit swollen, But it won’t be anything that holds me back. I’ll get some treatment on it tomorrow and be ready to go.”