Blake Griffin’s first-ever Instagram story was an epic film for the ages

But Blake Griffin, in his Instagram story debut, decided he was going to push the boundaries of what a famous athlete can do with a short IG story — his first ever attempt is stunning, a provocative work of art that takes the expectations we have about the medium and turns them on their head

It starts simple enough — elegant, but still pretty predictable for a Instagram story. But that’s only to lull you into a false sense of security about what’s to come… including this next scene.

The Pacers waived Monta Ellis to free up space. The Warriors signed Nick Young. The Jazz began talking to the Celtics about perhaps turning the Hayward signing into a sign-and-trade for Jae Crowder. Wait —

Cavaliers franchise owner Dan Gilbert dismissed his respected, LeBron-approved GM David Griffin just before the draft. Gilbert’s grand plan: hire Chauncey Billups to run the front office as president of basketball operations. A perhaps weak part of that plan: lowball the holy Hades out of Billups. Shelburne and Spears reports Gilbert offered about $1.5 million per year at first, bumping it to $2 million, or 50 percent of what most folks in that position make, once Billups declined. Billups this week declined to stay Manchester United Cheap Jerseys with ESPN and play in the BIG3. “Nice work, Dan Gilbert,” he said NHL Cheap Jerseys sarcastically.

Superstar basketball players with uncommon names sparking huge adoption of said name has always been fascinating to me. As such, I’m very into this story on the generation of kids named after Shaq from Alex Prewitt.

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