Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin is trying to turn the Pistons into a contender on the court -- but off the court, he's already a contender in his own right.
Griffin, 29, was featured in the 2019 Forbes "30 Under 30" list, released this week.
The Los Angeles Clippers shockingly traded Griffin to the Pistons in January, less than seven months after signing him to a five-year, $171 million contract extension and dubbing him a "Clipper for life."
The former number one overall pick is still a marketable star with endorsements with Nike's Jordan Brand, Red Bull, IWC and Panini. Griffin launched a production company in late 2016 with NFL center Ryan Kalil. They are looking to produce a new version of the iconic basketball movie "White Men Can't Jump."
Griffin has averaged 21 points and 9 rebounds a game for his career while making five All-Star teams.
Griffin was also listed as No. 30 on the "World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2018" list.
This year, Griffin is averaging 24 points and 10 rebounds per game with the Pistons, which are both above his career averages. The Pistons are 6-6.