As soon as the words “lob city” left Griffin’s mouth, the sports world had a new catchphrase on its hands. All morning on radio, TV, and the Internet, it’s been “lob city” this, “lob city” that. You can’t get an update on the trade without hearing about this new, mythical city, where basketballs are constantly lobbed.
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There’s a whole bunch of ink and AM radio chatter being devoted this week to Lamar Odom, sensitive guy. He has abandonment issues… he should have taken the NBA trade veto more like a man… he’s a great guy, wronged.
Now comes a hilarious snippet from the rising star of the cross-town Clippers, Blake Griffin. What he told LA Times columnist T.J. Simers about the league’s most valuable sixth man suggests that Odom’s real problem this past week may have been a head swollen by reality TV:
“The other day I went into Radio Shack for something and the guy says, ‘Oh man, you don’t do like Lamar Odom does and send someone in first to check to see how many people are in here, do you?’ I was like, ‘Man, I just walked in to buy this thing — could you ring me up?’”
Looks like when LA Clippers star Blake Griffin announced he was planning on taking an unpaid internship at Funny or Die, what he really meant was he was going to star in a shit-ton of videos for the site. After making his debut on Funny or Die this past Monday, Griffin is now featured in no less than five skits. Most seem to involve the Funny or Die staff sexually and-or-otherwise harassing him. The one above is probably the best.
Previously on FishbowlLA:
Blake Griffin Makes His Funny or Die Debut
Faced with an NBA lockout that could last through next year, Clippers star Blake Griffin is doing what millions of other unemployed 22-year-olds around the country are forced to do: he’s taking an unpaid internship. The NBA’s Rookie of the Year just signed up for a week long internship at the offices of Funny Or Die. The AP reports he may even be getting people’s coffee.
“I don’t mind doing stuff like that,” he told reporter Jake Coyle. “It’s not a problem for me.”
We hope the folks at Funny Or Die have figured out something a little more productive for him to do. Perhaps stuff that involves him jumping over Will Ferrell. Or challenging the Landlady to some one-on-one.
What’s the fun of a 2011 Power List if a reader can’t revamp it?
That seems to be the thinking of Los Angeles Downtown News executive editor Jon Regardie. After sharing his picks earlier this week for the 42 most powerful people in the corner of town that Tom Gilmore helped build, he is asking readers to chime in with their Top Ten remix. The best such lists will be shared in a future issue of the free weekly publication.
LA Clippers star Blake Griffin‘s shameless product placement dunk over a KIA Optima at the NBA All-Star Game continues to be the talk of the sports media world. Former NBA dunk master Shawn Kemp was the latest basketball star to trash the dunk in the media.
“I’m a big Blake Griffin fan, but that dunk at the contest might’ve been the weakest dunk in the dunk contest that I’ve seen in a long time. I love the choir and all that stuff was great, but you at least gotta jump over the car though right? He swung over the car and landed on the hood of the car. I think he should at least be able to jump over the front of the car.”
It takes a very special kind of misguided rich-white-guy entitlement to slam dunk sexism and racism in one fell swoop. But Clippers owner Donald Sterling has shown that he possesses that specialness, in spades.
Via inestimable ESPN.com basketball chronicler J.A. Adande comes this absolutely reprehensible new nugget from the legal depositions of former team executive Elgin Baylor:
“Players Sam Cassell (pictured), Elton Brand and Corey Maggette complained to me that Sterling would bring women into the locker room after games, while the players were showering, and make comments such as, ‘Look at those beautiful black bodies.’ I brought this to Sterling’s attention, but he continued to bring women into the locker room.”