Blake Griffin recently trained with sprinting star Carmelita Jeter to help improve his speed on the court.
As part of a series of videos called “The Crossover” that Griffin shot with Red Bull, the five-time NBA All-Star has been training under top athletes in their respective sports to help him glean an extra advantage in his game.
Before training with Jeter, Griffin explained why he thought a track workout could benefit him.
“I’ve always believed that the first two steps you take to catch an opponent or beat someone down the court are the most important,” he said. “That’s why I’m in Los Angeles to train with three-time Olympic medalist and 100-meter specialist Carmelita Jeter. Carmelita also holds three of the top 10 fastest times ever run. Hopefully today Carmelita not only shows me a great workout, but also helps me improve my sprinting technique and starts.”
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