Blake Griffin had a tough time of things during the 2015/16 campaign. Having suffered a partially torn quadricep in December, his comeback was put on hold after he injured his hand during an altercation with a member of the L.A. Clippers' backroom staff.
He was limited to just 35 games during the regular season, making his comeback in a win over the Washington Wizards on April 3. However, his season came to end in the playoffs as he aggravated the quad during a semi-finals game with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The big man will be back and ready to go for the new season and has been enjoying his summer as he prepares for another campaign with the Clippers, as they finally look to come good on their evident ability.
Griffin isn't your average basketball player, we all know that, but he showcased his funny side during the stand-up comedy show Just For Laughs in Montreal. The 27-year-old spoke about the tricky situation of post-game interviews and trades. But the seriously funny section came in the second half as he revealed the awkwardness of being a big man in a New York strip club.
The Los Angeles franchise are still considered one of the biggest teams in the west. Injuries ruined their campaign last season but they have the ability to seriously test the Golden State Warriors.
Blake's absence saw the Clippers excel at times, but there is no doubting he brings them something different and will be vital if they stand any chance of going deep into the playoffs.