In the midst of what seems like a never-ending lockout, plenty of NBA players are making decisions as to what they will be doing in lieu of the next basketball season. While some are opting to go play elsewhere, others are electing a less traditional approach to the unwelcomed extended off-season. For example, Delonte West has applied for a job at Home Depot and Stephen Curry is going back to school. But the best lockout gig has to belong to Clippers’ star Blake Griffin [via Sports Illustrated]:
This week, the Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward is interning at Funny Or Die, the comedy website co-founded by Ferrell and Adam McKay. Griffin arrived at the site’s LA offices Tuesday to begin three days of work in video production.
He will help write, shoot, edit and act in several videos for the site. Funny Or Die quickly creates digital comedy videos, often with celebrity guest appearances.
“We’re going to put him to work,” said Mike Farah [president of production at Funny or Die]. “He’s shooting a series of videos, and he’s also coming to meetings. He’s basically doing everything that an intern does.”
This isn’t Griffin’s first crack at comedy, though (aside from embarrassing defenders by dunking over them, which provides comedic relief sometimes). At this year’s ESPY’s he and Kevin Love, amongst other NBA and NFL players, were featured in a faux-commercial — a play off of the 1998 Grant Hill/Tim Duncan commercial – advertising their services for odd jobs during the lockout: