by Micah Hart
Blake Griffin has accomplished many things in his one NBA season — unanimous Rookie of the Year, All-Star, Slam Dunk contest winner — but the thing that I keep being impressed by are his acting chops. To wit:
A lot of athletes make silly commercials like this, but Blake is one of the few who comes across like he’s behaving almost naturally, and not wooden (cough, cough, LeBron’s State Farm commercials, cough). He is doing a lot of silly stuff here, but he sells it, and that makes the spot work. The kid has some comic chops.
In fact, I’m going ahead and calling it now. Blake Griffin will host Saturday Night Live someday, and he will be the best basketball player to ever host.