Those Kia commercials are time consuming
Blake Griffin is arguably the most marketable player in the NBA not named LeBron James. Kia, Subway, Jordan Brand and other colossal companies all help young Ginger Gawd pay his bills, but he looked like he spent too much time on set and not enough time in the gym this offseason. There’s only so long NBA players can play off of athleticism alone and while he’s still in that high flying prime, the Clippers aren’t true contenders until he’s a legit threat to take over a game. Not just make momentum shifting, YouTube crashing dunks but really exploit an opponent on offense and defense. There hans’t been an elite level power forward with his build since Karl Malone and just like the Mailman, he’s now paired with a Hall of Fame level point guard. If Griffin doesn’t show improvements soon, it’s likely he’ll have something else in common with Malone: a ringless career.