It's been an interesting 2018 for Blake Griffin both on and off the court. First he got into a confrontation with members of the Houston Rockets during their game on MLK Day and almost threw hands with players in the locker room afterwards. Two weeks later he was traded for the first time in his career and left sunny Los Angeles for frigid Detroit. Now Griffin is facing a lawsuit from his former fiancee, Brynn Cameron, who sued him on Valentine's Day for palimony.
First, here is some background info on Cameron. She not only has two kids with Griffin, but she also has a son with former USC/NFL quarterback Matt Leinart so she bagged a Heisman winner and a No. 1 NBA pick. Cameron is also the sister of former Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron and she was a volleyball player at USC.
But back to the suit, Cameron alleges that Griffin asked for an unreasonable prenup a month before their wedding and then postponed the ceremony when she wouldn't sign. A month after the wedding was supposed to take place, Griffin then began dating Kendall Jenner and he informed Cameron that their relationship was over. From the lawsuit:
“Griffin cared more about the glamour of dating a Hollywood celebrity than the day-to-day responsibilities of being a father and family man. Griffin once told the Los Angeles Times he wanted to be an example to his daughter about how she should be treated by men. Sadly, if that is true, she should not expect to be appreciated, recognized for her value, or treated with respect.”
If that wasn't enough, Cameron also name-dropped Griffin's ex-teammate Chris Paul in the suit. She claims that she helped Griffin deal with the drama surrounding the Clippers and helped him cope with a poor relationship with CP3.
“In addition to raising their son, Griffin continued to rely on Cameron for advice regarding his career. Griffin spoke with Cameron following games to discuss his performance and team dynamics, including his mounting tension with Chris Paul. The Clippers had been Griffin’s team since he was drafted and he felt like it was not longer his team.”
Even though they were never married, Cameron contends that they were essentially a married couple so she wants a division of his financial assets. She describes herself as "homeless and cash-strapped" and has been relying on her brother, Jordan Cameron, for assistance.
Griffin already has $96 million in the bank and just signed a $173 million deal, but it remains to be seen if Cameron will get any part of that.