You have to hand it to the Clippers: now that they’ve had a taste of getting the better of the Lakers, they’re not going to go down without a fight in the off-court insanity department. With Los Angeles, not to mention the nation, abuzz with the D’Angelo Russell-Nick Young scandal, Blake Griffin landed a solid counterpunch with a memorable appearance on Comedy Central’s “Broad City.”
And by “memorable,” I mean, “Griffin got naked during a hilariously ludicrous pseudo-sex scene on TV.”
The Clippers forward also had high praise for the women’s basketball. WNBA players are “so good,” he said, adding, “I literally steal moves from them all the time.”
Elsewhere in the episode, the character played by Ilana Glazer rode Griffin like a horse, and some other things happened that can’t be adequately (or safely) described here. What can be mentioned is that another character, who has an ongoing, quasi-romantic relationship with Glazer, turned one of Griffin’s size-17 sneakers into a man-purse.
All in all, it’s fair to say that Griffin made some new fans, and he likely did not disappoint many of his current ones.
Griffin, who broke his hand while punching a Clippers employee in January, was cleared to play on Sunday, which meant that the four-game suspension he received for that incident immediately kicked in. He will be eligible to play for the first time since December on April 3, in a game against the Wizards.
When Griffin returns, he will do so having made the most eye-popping in-season news of any Los Angeles basketball player in recent memory. Which, these days, is really, really saying something.