Slam dunk and poetry, they're two concepts that don't often go hand in hand but Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers is quickly changing that.
American comedy Michael Richards now has something very unique in common with the Clippers Forward.
Both have now performed on stage at Hollywood's famous comedy club, the Laugh Factory which is something not many people would have guessed.
Griffin showed up to an open mic night at the famous club and decided to read for the people in attendance, some of his slam dunk poetry.
Griffin's poems all center around simple things to do with the life of a basketball and NBA star and began by being used in an advertising campaign.
Used by Vizio for their advertising campaign, Griffin is the subject of several artistic videos in which he recites the relationship between NBA players and their snap-off warm-up pants.
Griffin's poetry doesn't just stop with the warm-up pants worn by every NBA star prior to games, but it also covers cutting edge topics such as mouthpieces and bobbleheads.
Thus far, the advertising campaign and Griffin's appearance at the Laugh Factory have gone down well with the fans so who knows when we could see that again.
Hoping for anything but the NFL
Griffin is currently preparing for the upcoming NBA season with the Clippers and he along with his Clippers team-mates will surely be hoping for less controversy this year.
With the team still living in the shadow of the Donald Sterling racism saga, they will be hoping that over the next season, they can keep all the media focus on their basketball.
He along side the other Clippers players will be hoping that none of the negative media that is currently plaguing the NFL will make its way to Los Angeles over the next few months.
How the Clippers will do over the upcoming season is a big question but with them opening the season with a home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder and league MVP Kevin Durant, they will need a good start.
Last year they made the play-offs but failed to go too far and the Clippers fans will be hoping for better this year.
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