Blake Griffin is training with Carmelita Jeter to help improve his speed on the court.

"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."

Jeter had Griffin do some warmup exercises on the track, and immediately noticed that he has a tendency to hold his head down and bend over when he runs.


"Once you bend over, you've already collapsed," Jeter said. "So whatever speed that you thought you were about to get, you've already lost it... You're 6-9, but when you drop down, that makes you 6-1."