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  • -And congratulations, by the way,

  • on a great first season with the Pistons.

  • -Thank you. -You did a great job.

  • You went all the way to the playoffs.

  • [ Cheers and applause ] -Yeah, thank you.

  • -How is your off-season going? -It's been good.

  • -Yeah. -Just hanging out,

  • enjoying some time off.

  • -What do you think about this whole deal -- free agency?

  • That went kind of crazy. -It is.

  • But honestly, man -- -With the Nets and Clippers.

  • -Almost everybody. -Did you know about --

  • Do people know about this stuff before it hits the news or...?

  • -I feel like -- I mean, I find out about

  • some of the stuff just as a fan.

  • -You didn't know about any of these --

  • -Some of the guys you kind of know.

  • You kind of hear some things.

  • But I was at the comedy store the other night.

  • And when Kawhi went to the Clippers --

  • -Yeah.

  • -My friend was onstage doing a set.

  • And I was like -- it started happening, like, rolling in.

  • He came off. He was like, "How was it?"

  • I was like, "I don't know. [ Laughter ]

  • This is huge." -"I'm on Twitter right now.

  • This is giant." Yeah.

  • That's how you found out is on Twitter?

  • -Yeah. -Wow. That's --

  • -Just like everybody else. -Yeah.

  • But you -- you also love comedy. I love that you love comedy.

  • What got you into comedy? -I think just, you know,

  • from an early age watching comedy with my dad,

  • "Saturday Night Live." And then --

  • -Who were some of your favorites?

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -[ Clears throat ]

  • [ Drum roll ]

  • -On "Saturday Night Live?" -Yeah.

  • -Well, I mean, obviously,

  • you have to mention, um...

  • like, Adam Sandler. -Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • [ Laughter ] -You were really great.

  • -Oh, thank you so much! Oh, my gosh!

  • You didn't have to say that. You didn't have to say it!

  • [ Cheers and applause ] You didn't have to that at all.

  • Oh, my gosh! What are your favorite characters of mine?

  • [ Laughter ] No, no.

  • But then you started doing stand-up yourself?

  • -I did, man. I kind of stumbled into it.

  • I was going to go to "Just for Laughs" in Montreal.

  • -I love "Just for Laughs."

  • -This was four years ago, I think.

  • And I had a call with the director.

  • And he was like, "You know, we should find

  • something fun for you to do." And he was like,

  • "Do you want to host the 'Midnight Surprise Show'"?

  • I was like, "Yeah, sure."

  • Thinking I was just going to be like, "And now, so-and-so."

  • -Yeah. -And it turned out

  • I had to do like ten minutes.

  • So I had to go write ten minutes. And --

  • -What did you write about? -Just basketball, you know.

  • [ Laughter ] The only thing I know, man.

  • -Do what you know, man. Yeah. -Yeah, exactly.

  • And it worked out.

  • And now I've written a whole new 15 minutes or so.

  • And I've been -- I worked on it in L.A.

  • I'm going to go out tonight. And --

  • -That's fun. -Yeah, we'll see how it goes.

  • -And so this thing is July 25th, I believe.

  • If you go to the website, hahaha.com.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • I can't believe they got that website.

  • -Three "has", yeah. -Three "has" and go

  • "Comedy By Blake." Get tickets to go see this.

  • Have you ever been heckled?

  • -Not while I was doing comedy.

  • I get heckled all the time playing basketball.

  • [ Laughter ] -Just by fans yelling?

  • -Yeah, just fans. Especially on the road.

  • There was a guy one time, like, one of my very first games

  • in Portland.

  • I was a rookie, just checked in.

  • And this guy named Kurt Thomas was standing next to me.

  • -Sure. -And it got so quiet

  • in the arena, so everybody can hear this guy.

  • And he goes, "Hey, Blake, the coolest thing

  • you've ever done is stand next to Kurt Thomas."

  • [ Laughter ] I was like --

  • -That's pretty good. -Yeah, I mean, at this point,

  • yeah. -Yeah, exactly.

  • He's right, yeah. Absolutely.

  • Has it helped your basketball at all, doing standup?

  • -Not really the physical part of basketball.

  • [ Laughter ] But definitely -- you know,

  • like, after the game, you have to do media.

  • And you have to sit at a press conference and answer questions.

  • And I feel like people always think athletes

  • are really stupid. And it's not that we're stupid.

  • It's just that we've just exercised for two hours.

  • And there's not really enough oxygen in our brains to --

  • [ Laughter ] -To answer tricky questions.

  • -To actually be able to -- Yeah, yeah.

  • -Yeah. -I mean, can I show you?

  • -Sure. -All right, stand up for me.

  • -Okay. -You need just a little space.

  • Do you want to come here? -Sure.

  • -All right. So what I want you to do --

  • -Okay. -Run in place, jumping jacks,

  • whatever you want. -Okay.

  • -For 15 seconds. And then,

  • as soon as you're done, I'm just going to ask you some questions.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -I see where this is going.

  • -While you're doing it, I'm going to commentate

  • on how you're doing it.

  • -Oh, my -- this is the --

  • ♪♪

  • -All right. [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Start off really slow. All right.

  • Quick feet, by the way.

  • And stop. All right, Jimmy.

  • -Yeah. -Tell me how you're feeling?

  • Tell me about how you're feeling about how you feel.

  • -I just -- -All right.

  • [ Laughter ] And, one more time,

  • how did you feel when you first started out there?

  • -I don't -- -See how stupid that sounds?

  • [ Laughter ] It's not --

  • It's not our fault. -It's not your fault.

  • It's not your fault. -It's not our fault.

  • -Blake Griffin, everybody.

  • Go to hahaha.com for tickets to "Comedy By Blake."

-And congratulations, by the way,

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Blake Griffin Demonstrates Why Post-Game Interviews Make Athletes Sound Stupid

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/03
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