Graham spends the day in Brooklyn with six-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin. The power forward recounts several life-changing moments, including a scary break-in with his child asleep in a nearby room and lessons learned from his interracial parents. Plus, he discusses his comedic inspirations and endeavors, uncomfortable encounters with former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and other stories from his tenure in the league. Later, we go to Brooklyn Bridge Park where Blake surprises fans and shoots around with one lucky boy.
Nikki Glaser to Blake Griffin: Handsome, athletic AND funny?
NBA star Blake Griffin responds to comedian Nikki Glaser, who asks about the origins of Blake’s humor. The six-time NBA All-Star says it likely stems from his place as the youngest in his family, as humor was one way he could get attention.
Blake Griffin: Biracial parents taught me to rise above haters
NBA star Blake Griffin opens up about his appreciation for his mother, Gail and father, Tommy. He shares stories including why they decided to homeschool Blake and his brother, Taylor, and gets into their upbringing as a biracial family. Blake says he learned a lot from watching his parents brush off detractors, as no one could rattle the love they have for each other.
Blake Griffin: Microwaves are TERRIBLE for you
NBA star Blake Griffin talks of his interests in health and wellness, which likely stems from his mother… whom Blake says is as close to a nutritionist as you can get without official certification. The six-time NBA All-Star talks of his research into biohacking and its potential to slow the aging process, gaining a stronger understanding of food sensitivity and why he avoids microwaving food at all costs.
Blake Griffin: The benefits of seeing a therapist
NBA star Blake Griffin rattles off the many injuries he’s endured throughout his basketball career, including a 2017 injury during the first round of the playoffs, which Blake says was the hardest on his mental health. He continues by detailing the benefits of seeing a therapist and ramping up meditation sessions.
Blake Griffin: Wasn’t mature enough to question Donald Sterling
NBA star Blake Griffin remembers taking a deep dive into researching Donald Sterling prior to the 2009 NBA Draft, and finding some sketchy search results. Blake says he was too immature to fully wrap his head around or confront Sterling’s allegations. The six-time All-Star looks back on an uncomfortable party in which he was ushered around by Sterling and talks about the Clippers’ paradigm shift once new team owner Steve Balmer purchased the NBA franchise in 2014.
Blake Griffin: My awkward Clippers departure
Six months after the Clippers’ front office put together a large production to woo Blake Griffin to sign a five-year deal worth $171 million, they traded him to the Detroit Pistons. Blake walks us through how events unfolded, from a faux jersey retirement ceremony to awkwardness from the Clippers’ GM and eventually learning of his next NBA stop via a tweet from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Blake Griffin: Kevin Durant texting me to bring my ass to Brooklyn
NBA star Blake Griffin looks back on when Kevin Durant started texting about joining him on the Brooklyn Nets, plus Griffin looks back on playing against Durant during AAU ball in high school and says that Durant’s love for the sport is all-consuming and authentic.
Blake Griffin: Kids increase your capacity to love
Griffin describes a frightening incident in 2016 as he watched three masked men enter his home… while his two-year-old son was asleep in another room. Griffin says the police arrived quickly and called in a search helicopter, and they later caught the perpetrators after realizing it was the same men who broke into DeAndre Jordan’s home two weeks earlier.
Blake Griffin: CHILLS as 3 masked men entered my home
NBA star Blake Griffin describes a frightening incident in 2016 as he watched three masked men enter his home… while his two-year-old son was asleep in another room.
Blake Griffin surprises fans at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Griffin completely demolishes Graham in a game of Pop-A-Shot at the Nets facility, then they head to Brooklyn Bridge Park where Blake catches up with fans and works with one young fan, who can’t seem to miss from three… and can’t stop smiling during the chance encounter.
Blake Griffin’s sweat equity and Elon Musk investments
Griffin takes us through the evolving relationship with his brother, Taylor, who helped fuel Blake’s competitiveness as a kid and now works as a business partner to help manage their diverse portfolio of projects and investments. Blake touches on a few of their investments, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX, a massive return on a sweat equity deal with Hyperice and real estate.
Blake Griffin: CHILLS as 3 masked men entered my home
Blake Griffin describes a frightening incident in 2016 as he watched three masked men enter his home… while his two-year-old son was asleep in another room. Griffin says the police arrived quickly and called in a search helicopter, and they later caught the perpetrators after realizing it was the same men who broke into DeAndre Jordan’s home two weeks earlier. Blake also expresses his admiration for Brooklyn Nets fans and his new neighborhood in lower Manhattan, plus he talks of finding structure with friends during the early days of the pandemic.
Blake Griffin on Seth Rogen’s comedic influence
NBA star Blake Griffin opens up about honing his sense of humor and a passion for stand-up comedy. He talks of Seth Rogan’s unknowing influence, a scary night hosting a show at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and constructive critiques from his friend, comedian Neal Brennan. Later, Blake lets us into his preparation before roasting Alec Baldwin on Comedy Central and co-founding the production company Mortal Media with his business partner, five-time NFL Pro Bowler Ryan Kalil.
Behind the Scenes: NYC and Brooklyn with Blake Griffin
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at our time in New York City and Brooklyn with NBA star, Blake Griffin. Blake uncovers the meaning of Graham’s show while senior producer Brad recalls the appearance release form blitz after their surprise visit to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Later, Graham talks of capturing the chance encounter for a lucky fan, who can come back to this video for years to come.