Surprise, surprise. We’re about to do a conference call with the No. 1 pick of the 2009 NBA draft, former Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin. The Clippers made him their selection at approximately 4:35 P.M. PST after more than a month of speculation (and near-confirmation) that he would be the choice.
Clippers jerseys bearing Griffin’s name and number are now available. We’ll have more from Griffin in a bit; he told ESPN that, “It’s great to know exactly where I’m going and it is set in stone.”