Here at ClipperBlog we’ve decided to start a new segment called “Found Objects,” in which we will link to tidbits of interesting Clipper-related information from the interwebs. Because of the lockout, there is not a lot of material to work with, so please be patient as we try to post these as often as possible (we’ll start it off with at least once a week, likely moving into a daily segment throughout the upcoming season). We hope you enjoy these as much as we do.
Found Objects – 7.22.11
• Trey Kerby from The Basketball Jones brings us Blake Griffin’s superhero adventure. In the short comic book-style series sponsored by Subway, Griffin — who gains powers by eating Subway sandwiches — teams up with NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and the Justice League to save the day.
• Blake Griffin claims he hasn’t bought into the trend of superstars wanting to go play overseas…yet:
“I haven’t really looked into going over there and playing for a team,” Griffin said in a phone interview with The Oklahoman. “But you never say never. I don’t know what kind of situations are out there. We’ll see how the end of this offseason shapes up, and I’ll probably make a decision from there.”
• The New York Times‘ “Five Thirty Eight” writer Nate Silver pokes fun at the Clippers through a clever tweet (with a Washington and Wall St. reference).
• Because of agent Raymond Brothers’ foresight about the lockout, Al-Farouq Aminu, Zach Randolph, Caron Butler and Ben Gordon are set to receive their ’10-’11 salary earnings all the way into 2012 (Aminu will receive his last payment November 1st, 2012).
• Take a look at CBS Sports’ All-Star Likability Rankings. You’ll be surprised to see where Griffin ranks amongst his talented peers.
• ESPN LA writer and former ClipperBlogger Pedro Moura takes a look at the Drew League, featuring interviews from L.A. natives Craig Smith, DeMar DeRozan and Nick Young (other NBA players include James Harden, Javale McGee, Tyreke Evans, Ed Davis, Austin Daye, Dorrell Wright and Ron Artest).
• Yesterday was DeAndre Jordan’s 23rd birthday. Ronny Hurd of Fully Clips celebrated by posting a hilarious “Chicken Song” video that was filmed of DJ back in January.
• Tradition, a popular urban/street clothing store in Southern California, teamed up with Livin’ Well and The Forest Lab to produce limited edition t-shirts of several superstars and their alter egos (Blake Griffin, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Kevin Durant). Check out Blake’s shirt, “The Incredible Griff.”