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.
Blake Griffin will wear No. 91 for the #Celtics, as a salute to Dennis Rodman.
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) October 3, 2022
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.
And I will hop up and down in my apartment, as a salute to Neil Armstrong https://t.co/0k8C268ZUA
— Ark Mantony (@comeback_squid) October 3, 2022
Well let’s hope he plays like Last Dance Rodman https://t.co/YknOo1VdbJ
— Ryan McLaughlin (@rmclaughlin23) October 3, 2022
Coming around on this signing. https://t.co/Ldhy7Tdjtv
— Connor Hasson (@CHass33) October 3, 2022
— Tyler Rucker (@tyler_rucker) October 3, 2022
Already a Celtic 🐐 https://t.co/scxEbzbQac
— Xavier Laflamme (@Cwalkio) October 3, 2022
Dennis averaged 17 boards a game at age 33 (in about half a season). Let's see Blake do that. https://t.co/jL1BcD4wfn
— Jay Davis (@JayDavis_1981) October 3, 2022