Blake Griffin took the lead in a 'Basketball Book Club' skit during an episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' which produced some hilarious results.
Basketball Book Club
The Los Angeles Clippers power forward was joined by fellow NBA players Chandler Parsons, Iman Shumpert and teammate Matt Barnes.
The skit was intended for promotion of the new book 'The Best of Me' produced by Nicholas Sparks who is also the author of topic for the conversation at the basketball book club.
The four NBA stars led by Griffin delve into deep, intellectual dialogue surrounding the interpretations of Sparks' writing, they begin to converse back and forth over the perceived message derived from the book.
However, when Mavericks star Chandler Parsons disagrees with the concluded opinion, tensions begin to rise between the players and their fierce competitive nature is unearthed.
As things could potentially get out of hand, Griffin invites in the author of the book Sparks into the book club to explain to Parsons the overall message behind his story.
The players seem to have learned more about life through this commercial and the viewers certainly would've gained a few laughs from seeing some of their favourite players discussing love and pursuing 'the one'.
Griffin for MVP?
Another reason to see Griffin's name in headlines recently is the buzz he is receiving towards his chances at Most Valuable Player in the NBA.
With his point guard Chris Paul injured during the season last year, Griffin surprised many with an elevated level of play that fired him into MVP consideration.
With Kevin Durant and LeBron James locked into a seemingly two-way race for MVP, Griffin showed an elite stretch of performances that were certainly validated when he was mentioned as a contender.
Having had such a breakout season, it now seems that Griffin may certainly be the third favourite for MVP honours this year and that's exactly where betting company according Bovada have placed him.
Griffin has 12 to 1 odds to win the honour, trailing only LeBron James (5/6) and an injured Kevin Durant (4/1).
The power forward has continued to develop his game over the off-season so his maturation this season will be even more interesting as he looks to challenge James and Durant for the MVP.