Somewhere, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is sprinting to his mailbox.
Why? Because Sterling, the man whose players alleged that he brought female acquaintances into his team's locker room and then commented on their bodies, can now enjoy his biggest star nearly nude from the privacy of his own home.
The Associated Press reports that Clippers forward Blake Griffin, the NBA's reigning rookie of the year, stripped down to a thong for a recent ESPN: The Magazine photo shoot.
He didn't blink when given his choice of a white, black or leopard thong to don for the photo shoot... For the record, Griffin chose the white thong, not that it's visible in the photos. He described the experience as "uncomfortable at first."Via the Los Angeles Times, here's a behind the scenes video of Blake Griffin's naked magazine shoot uploaded by YouTube user ESPN.
"But then after a while I didn't really care. They were bringing the robe over after every take and after a while, I was like, 'Whatever, it's OK.' I guess I'm more comfortable now with less clothes," he said, smiling.
"I've already gotten a lot of good feedback," he said, citing Dwight Howard's previous appearance in the magazine as a reason for doing it himself. "Most athletes don't really pose like that. I thought it was cool. It's always tastefully done."
Top image via @BlakeGriffin