Clippers' Blake Griffin Goes Back in Time, Delivers Slam-Dunk Wisdom

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 21, 2012

Blake Griffin has one shot, the slam dunk, and here he is in a hilarious Kia commercial that admits as much. 

We have pretty much agreed that the Clippers' doctor of dunk knows how to make a great commercial. This one was one of his best, if only for the fact that he took a gentle jab at himself. 

The ad is for the 2012 Kia Optima, which takes him back in time. 

Now, this isn't the first commercial to have the Clippers star time traveling. There was one that had him travel to 1997, where he greeted his younger self playing football and immediately punted that garbage away. 

He is back to traversing time in this one, only he heads to 1999 and spots a young Blake Griffin playing a racing video game. 

While riding a mechanical horse, Griffin offers some words of wisdom. He points to a game with the words "dunk" and "mega dunk" adoring the outside and suggests his young self should play that game. 

The modern day Griffin is hit with, "But all you do is dunk in that game."

Lesser men may have taken exception to the claim. But Griffin winks and gives a, "Bingo."

Sure, he does well more than simply dunking. It's just that slamming the ball off an alley-oop happens to be the only thing we want to see him doing.

Griffin knows this.


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