Wednesday September 17th, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin took his talents to the Laugh Factory on Tuesday, debuting live version of his "Slam Dunk Poetry" poetry entitled 'Mouthguard.' The performance, which elicited laughs and even some 'snaps' of approval, is viewable here (h/t Jill Painter Lopez). 

Griffin performs the ode, as well as other pieces about common NBA equipment, in a series of recently debuted VIZIO television commercials.  

Spoiler alert: In an unexpected and dramatic twist, the mouth guard pops out for an appearance about half way through. 

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Full text of Griffin's prose is below.  

Mouth guard, mouth guard, looking out for me, a silicone shield, that what you be/

It ain't no thing to take an elbow to the face, 'cause you're always there to keep my pie hole in place/

Protecting my grill, protecting my pearly whites, protecting my million watt smile/

Mouth guard, mouth guard, it's been a while since I've seen you, because you're in my mouth/

But when the whistle blows that's your cue to come out/

And hang from my lips as I chew chew chew/

Mouth guard, mouth guard/

So enjoy the spotlight, you're the hero of this story/

Mouth guard, mouth guard/

It's your time for glory

- Will Green

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