Blake Griffin is unlike most of our Earwolf guests in that he has more than a modicum of athletic ability. In fact, he was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2011. And an NBA All-Star. And the winner of the NBA 2011 Slam Dunk Contest. How to explain this to comedy nerds….he’s like the Aziz Ansari of being super successful and super talented and super young. I think that clears it up.
September 23, 2011
Merriam-Webster defines griffin as “a mythical animal typically having the head and wings of an eagle and the body and tail of a lion.” If that’s true, than our show has the wings of a glamorous diva superstar with the tail of an NBA legend-to-be. Kathy Griffin, fresh from the red carpet, brings a level of glitz and panache that is shockingly absent from most sports shows. Her tales of fancy parties, legendary Largo shows, and Hollywood rivalries (watch out Jon Hamm!) serve as the perfect foil to our call with Bruce Jenner who is having trouble keeping track of his own little divas. Plus, Blake Griffin FINALLY addresses the rumors of his move to the Harlem Globetrotters. Our apologies for the bad audio on the call, but Blake is a beast in the paint, and a beast on the phone. Throw your hands up for one of the best episodes hands down of Sklarbro Country!