Blake Griffin is making history this season, becoming the face of the league despite playing for the losing Los Angeles Clippers.
Griffin’s assortment of rim-rattling dunks have made him one of the league’s most popular players in his rookie season, bringing him an exclusive new contract with the Panini trading card team after earlier landing endorsement deals with Subway and Kia.
Griffin told Slam Magazine he’s .
“It’s cool,” Griffin said. “Y’know as a kid I collected a few cards, so to have my own card and see all the stuff they do with it now is real cool.”
This won’t be the old Topps and Donruss trading cards of the past.
“I just saw the Panini HRX today for the first time, it’s unbelievable,” Griffin said. “You basically open up the card and it’s basically a highlight real of yourself. There’s going be an actual video of you signing that actual card on the card, so it’s real cool. It’s going to be sick.”
Imagine Griffin’s mainstream appeal might become will become if the Clippers ever start winning — or if he eventually moves along to a winning franchise.
Can you say Michael Jordan?