Blake Griffin shooting Apr 25, 2022; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Blake Griffin (2) warms up before game four of the first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Last Friday, the Boston Celtics signed Blake Griffin to a one-year contract. The six-time NBA All-Star has hopped around since spending nearly a decade with the LA Clippers but Griffin is looking to make an impact in Boston.

At every team, Griffin has had a different number. He had No. 32 with the Clippers, No. 23 with the Detroit Pistons, and then No. 2 with the Brooklyn Nets. With the Celtics, Griffin is going with a number that is personified by a hall of famer.

According to the Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn, Griffin is going with  No. 91 in an apparent “salute” to Chicago Bulls great Dennis Rodman.

Uh, sure.

I mean, Rodman is known as much for his variety of hair colors and his frequent trips to North Korea but the guy could defend back in the day and maybe that’s what Griffin was going for.

Social media responded with a mix of confusion, support, and opposition.

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