Blake Griffin has already established himself as a star in the NBA and many of his peers view him as an even better human being and teammates. The USA Olympic Basketball Team has placed an emphasis on players buying into the team concept and Griffin certainly fits the bill. And even though he was not a member of the 2008 and 2010 teams, he will be considered for a spot on the 2012 squad.
Source also say Blake Griffin likely to be only player not on 2008 or 2010 Team USA squads to be considered for 2012 w/other 20 returnees— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 7, 2012
Quite the honor for Blake Griffin, who is still just 22 years old. There is no guaranteeing that he will earn a spot, but the simple fact that Mike Krzyzewski and the coaching staff will even give him a look is a story in itself.
In addition to Griffin, many players affiliated with the Los Angeles basketball scene will have a chance to represent their country at the 2012 Olympics in London. Chris Paul of the Clippers and Kobe Bryant of the Lakers will almost undoubtably make the team, while both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love, two UCLA alums, will likely make the team as well.