The Los Angeles Clippers faithful still remembers the team’s then-electrifying “Lob City” squad starring Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, and Chris Paul. At the time, Griffin instilled fear of being posterized in his competition with his thunderous dunks. And while he was the one giving everybody chills during his prime, Griffin once knew how it felt to be on the other but not on the court.
Burglary at the Griffins’
During an interview with “In Depth with Graham Bensinger,” Griffin recounted the time three masked intruders broke into his house. The then-Clippers star said he was injured at the time and stayed at home during the team’s road games. He was dead asleep when his fiancé woke him up after hearing some noise inside the house.
“My fiancée at the time woke up and was like, ‘Did you hear that?’” Griffin recalled. “I just grab my phone, and I look on the (security) camera to look in [my son’s] room, and I see him in his crib and I’m like, ‘Huh.’ And then I’m looking at the other cameras. I see the outside motion light on. So I rewind the cameras and I’m watching, I’m watching, I’m watching. I’m literally about to click my phone off and I see three dudes in masks walk out of my kitchen and walk toward the back door.”
Griffin is 6’9” with a jacked physique, but admittedly, he felt chills all over his body.
“[I had] Chills literally from the top of my… I will never forget,” he added. “[From the] Top of my head to my feet, just all the way down.”
An epic response from the police
Fortunately for the Griffins, no one was hurt, and the cops responded quickly that night. Blake was overwhelmed by how the police handled the situation, especially when one of the officers said a “helicopter” was also underway.
“And they [the cops] showed up fast — like six in the front, guns drawn. And I opened the front door and the guy’s like, ‘Hey, we got guys in the backyard right now, and also a helicopter’s on the way.’ And I was like, ‘Whoa. Really?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, we got nothing to do.’”
Shortly after, the police caught the intruders and found out they were the same people responsible for breaking into DeAndre Jordan’s house weeks prior. Indeed, those intruders did their homework in plotting a burglary on two NBA stars. After all, it’s good to know that neither one from the Griffins nor the Jordans was hurt.