Blake Griffin glided across the basketball court at Mira Costa High on Tuesday, his 6-foot-10 frame moving effortlessly as he went through a series of shooting drills with former Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic at Manhattan Beach. After Griffin's second extended morning workout, the Clippers forward climbed aboard a training table and had his back stretched and contorted every which way by his trainer, Robbie Davis. Griffin then hit the court for another session. Griffin had pulled out of Team USA's basketball training camp for the FIBA World Cup because of back concerns, though the All-Star said they haven't "restricted" him. "It's less than a hairline and my back is not fractured. Everything is still intact," Griffin said. "I can still come out here and I can do my workouts and I can do everything I used to do. I just shouldn't be playing and practicing everyday this early." Griffin had to weigh playing for USA Basketball until the tournament is over on Sept. 14 against not strengthening or resting his back for another long run with the Clippers.
Blake Griffin says back is fine, and he aims to keep it that way
Los Angeles Times | Aug 6