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Even if you dislike him on the court, you have to admit that Blake Griffin is one funny dude.

Recently, while filling out a questionnaire for Derek Jeter’s website, ThePlayersTribune.com, the Oklahoma City native revealed that his favorite athlete is competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, who has won Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest for the past eight years.

Chestnut has defended his title numerous times, each time consuming upward of 65 hot dogs in under 12 minutes. Because professional athletes push their bodies to extremes every day, it only makes sense that they’d admire others who push their bodies in oddly different and extreme ways.

Speaking of pushing himself, Griffin has been killing it comedically in new Kia car commercials. He has also managed to find enough time in between advancing the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA’s Pacific Division to be senior editor for The Players’ Tribune website.

He is also a great whistler, loves Scooby-Doo and is terrified about people possibly discovering his Internet search history, according to FoxSports.com.

At Oklahoma Gazette, we are curious about what would happen if Griffin were traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, we also believe that a more important — and likely — development for our city would be a Steven Adams and Griffin comedy improv team.

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