Blake Griffin, the AP Player of the Year in 2009, returned to his Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday for a performance center dedication.
By donating $7 million to the university, Griffin is now the former Sooners talent who has given the largest single endowment in school history.
“I’m a little overwhelmed,” Griffin said at the ceremony. “Having my family’s name up there. … It’s something I’m very proud of.”
The Griffin Family Performance Center is obviously named after Blake Griffin’s family.
Griffin is hoping his NBA career is only starting to take off. Now with the Detroit Pistons, after years being a star for the Los Angeles Clippers, he might be slightly less in the public light playing for the downtrodden franchise. Still, he’s as good as he’s ever been on the hardwood.
For what it is worth, the school’s board did vote to name the facility after Blake specifically, but Griffin wanted his entire family honored, which is why his first name is absent from the performance center’s name. Taylor Griffin, Blake’s brother, did help plan the center.
A good job done by Griffin to help his old stomping grounds. I am sure the entire Oklahoma Sooners fan base appreciates it.
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