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Blake Griffin says Terrell Owens wanted to play basketball for the Clippers

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"Hey, Blake, how about a contract?" (Getty Images)

Terrell Owens, NBA player? It could have happened this past summer.

The L.A. Clippers' Blake Griffin, speaking Tuesday morning on "The Dan Patrick Show," said Owens wanted to latch on to the Clips. "He was at our practice facility this summer, begging coaches for a 10-day contract," Griffin said.

Owens hasn't played in a regular-season game since Dec. 19, 2010. Since then, he's played for an Indoor Football League team,  gotten signed and released by the Seahawks, and, most recently, begged the Jets for a job via Twitter.

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Combined with Vince Young's plea to Larry Fitzgerald for a job on Sunday, you've clearly got cases here where guys aren't ready to leave the spotlight (or need a few bucks) even though the spotlight has moved on from them. It's a cautionary tale that's obvious to everyone except those who need to hear it most.

While Griffin said that Owens "can play a little bit," the chances of him catching on with the Clippers are slim indeed. But maybe he just hit the wrong Los Angeles basketball team. T.O.: hit up the Lakers. Those guys need all the help they can get.

[Via ProFootballTalk]

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