Current Residence: Los Angeles, Calif.
College: University of Oklahoma
- 2009 AP Player of the Year
- 2009 Big 12 Player of the Year
- 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year
- 2011 NBA Slam Dunk champion
- Two-time NBA All-Star
Fun Facts: Brother, Taylor, also played basketball at Oklahoma and the pair played together during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 high school seasons. Taylor was drafted 48th overall in 2009 by Phoenix ... Won the McDonald’s All-American Game slam dunk contest ... Won state titles each of his four seasons and his teams compiled a 106-6 overall record ... Was coached in high school by his father, Tommy Griffin
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Jamie MacDonald Nov. 25, 2016
Like the holiday itself, there was a lot from which to choose on Thanksgiving — where else are you going to see bobsledders stuck in the snow, Team USA stars lighting up parades in New York and Houston, Allyson Felix running in the snow, Scout Bassett proving there are #NoDaysOff, turkey traditions, non-traditional Thanksgivings around the globe, and so much gratitude in one place? Plus keys to the city for two Rio Olympians from Roswell, New Mexico, Laurie Hernandez crossing over to become a DWTS star, Golden Goggles means high praise for Team USA, a dog treat, Lindsey Vonn is working through her gruesome injury and more.
USA Basketball Announces 30 Finalists For 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Team
USA Basketball Jan. 18, 2016
Three-time Olympic medalists Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James lead the field of finalists.
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Associated Press Aug. 07, 2015
LeBron James is among the group beginning preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.