Blake Griffin uses the Hypervolt Plus massage gun, the Vyper 2.0 foam roller, and the full range of ice compression technology developed by Hyperice to help him recover from the grueling, 82-games long seasons as a power forward in the NBA.
The six-time NBA All-Star was one of the first athletes alongside legends like the late Kobe Bryant that had the chance to test Hyperice products during the development phase and lent his firsthand knowledge and expertise to founder Anthony Katz. “Hyperice will be a key part of my daily recovery process throughout the NBA season,” Griffin said at the time.
After seeing the positive effects Hyperice products had during his recovery process from a season-ending injury, Griffin realized the potential of the company and became an equity partner. “I am proud to be part of the Hyperice team and know that I am partnering with a company that has produced and will continue to produce a superior product.”
Fast forward to today, Griffin is still a shareholder of the Irvine, California-based company. “When I invested in Hyperice back in 2011, they were a small startup that was developing products to help players enhance their recovery and improve performance,” Griffin remembers. Utah Jazz power forward Rudy Gay was also among the early-stage investors.
“The brand has made huge strides since then and has continued to evolve and innovate new technologies that we as players have all benefited from,” added Griffin. In 2020, Hyperice became the Official Recovery Technology Partner of the NBA and will provide all NBA athletes with the devices that Griffin has been using for years.
Back when he came into the league in 2009, recovery was nowhere near as important as it is today. “Some of the older guys I’ve played with, when they were rookies, they didn’t even ice after practice,” he told Inc. “They used to eat McDonald’s before games.”
Today, the mindset has obviously changed. By taking care of their bodies the best possible way, athletes like Griffin and LeBron James, another early adaptor of Hyperice, are still performing at the highest level after more than a decade in the NBA.
Griffin would long be the only basketball player among Hyperice’s brand ambassadors until he was joined in the role by Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant. Griffin’s Brooklyn Nets teammate James Harden is an ambassador for Hyperice competitor Therabody.
About Blake Griffin
Blake Austin Griffin was born on March 16, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After playing college basketball for his hometown, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers with the 1st overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft.
During the final preseason game, he broke his left kneecap and missed the entire season as a result. But the following year, Griffin made an immediate impact for the Clippers and was named the 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year and also selected as an All-Star.
After spending nine years in Los Angeles and forming “Lob City” together with DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul, Griffin was traded to the Detroit Pistons in 2018. During the 2021 season, he would join Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden at the Brooklyn Nets.