Oklahoma Retires Blake Griffin's No. 23 Jersey Before Game vs. Baylor

Thomas DuffyFeatured ColumnistMarch 1, 2016


On Tuesday night, the Oklahoma Sooners retired Blake Griffin's No. 23 jersey before beating Baylor 73-71.

It was a nice change of pace for the Los Angeles Clippers star, who has taken quite a beating in the media over the past few months after his scuffle with a team manager resulted in a broken hand.

Griffin only spent two years as a Sooner, but they were good ones.

In 2008-09, he was named the Associated Press Player of the Year and Big 12 Player of the Year, and he was a consensus All-American after averaging 22.7 points on 65.4 percent shooting with 14.4 boards. He also led Oklahoma to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament.

The five-time NBA All-Star seemed genuinely touched by the honor and addressed the crowd before tipoff:

Here are some shots from the ceremony:

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