Jared Dudley

Fatherhood fueled transformation for Clippers' Blake Griffin

Fatherhood fueled transformation for Clippers' Blake Griffin

On a recent drive to the Clippers’ practice facility, Eminem’s “Mockingbird” came on the radio, and the lyrics caught the attention of Blake Griffin.

It dawned on Griffin that the rapper was talking about his daughter, Hailie, and was willing to announce to the world his for love her in his music.

The moment was poignant for Griffin because he’s the father of two kids, a 3-year-old son, Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin, and a 7-month-old daughter, Finley Elaine Griffin.

Griffin smiled as he told the story, acknowledging how there has been this inner peace because of his family and how it arrived simultaneously with the serenity he feels as a highly trained basketball...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
78°