Blake Griffin is as savage a comedian as he is an NBA superstar

Sep 11, 2019

THE NBA season has yet to get underway, but Blake Griffin already delivered the most brutal slam of his career — his career in comedy, that is.

During Comedy Central's "The Roast of Alec Baldwin," the six-time All-Star had the chance to poke fun at his ex-girlfriend Kendall Jenner's parent, Caitlyn Jenner, who was also onstage at the taped event. Blake made sure he got the former Olympian good, unleashing a handful of sick burns on the latter and ultimately killing it with the one about the Kardashians' "daddy issues."

The Detroit Pistons forward is no stranger to destroying fellow athletes (just ask Timofey Mozgov, Kendrick Perkins, and Pau Gaso), but he has impressively turned his love for standup into a viable post-NBA detour. From tapping into his funny side through video bombs and postgame interviews, the dunk champ has gotten more serious as a comedian since his Laugh Factory debut in 2014.

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His innate hilarity was very much apparent whenever he made a guest appearance on late-night talk shows and established great rapport with equally funny hosts such as Conan O'Brien and James Corden.

We almost forgot Jimmy Fallon.

Blake first channeled his comedic chops in Jordan and Kia commercials, before taking his sense of humor to the next level through YouTube sketches and roast battles alongside some of the big-name funnymen in the industry.

In 2017, the NBA superstar mustered up enough material for his standup debut with Red Bull called "Comedy by Blake," where he was joined by his favorite comedians: Norm Macdonald, John Mulaney, Phoebe Robinson, etc.

Once again, Blake has proven that he and his game can evolve, whether on the court or in front of the mic. This was the same man who started his basketball career as a glorified dunker and grew to become a legitimate perimeter threat. Blake has shown that he has the natural ability serve up laughs, so don't be surprised when a poster of his new comedy special turns up on Netflix.

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