What's buzzing:

Shutdown Corner

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

Jay Busbee
Shutdown Corner

View photo

.

"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.

[NBA Power Rankings: Clippers move up]

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]

Outside the Game from Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Draft bust Sam Bowie lied to Portland before infamous 1984 NBA draft
49ers suspend Brandon Jacobs, who wants to play for the Giants
Y! News blog: The healing power of maggot slime

View Comments (896)
  • Tom Brady: 'I did nothing wrong' in Deflategate

    Tom Brady: 'I did nothing wrong' in Deflategate

    Breaking his silence a day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the punishment, Brady also denied destroying his cellphone to keep it out of the hands of investigators. ''To suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Platini, romantic or pragmatist?

    By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - One of the most exquisitely gifted soccer players of his generation, FIFA presidential candidate Michel Platini likes to portray himself as an old-fashioned romantic with a mission to maintain the game’s purity. … More »

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • Platini announces FIFA presidency bid

    Platini announces FIFA presidency bid

    By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - UEFA president Michel Platini ended weeks of uncertainty on Wednesday when he announced that he would stand for the presidency of FIFA in place of outgoing Sepp Blatter. The former French international, who has … More »

    Reuters - 27 minutes ago
  • Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

    Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

    Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, wrote to member federations in Europe on Wednesday saying he will stand in the election and is counting on their support. The FIFA election is on Feb. 26 and would-be candidates must apply by … More »

    AP - Sports - 36 minutes ago
  • Chelsea beat Barcelona in shootout after 2-2 draw

    (Reuters) - Chelsea wrapped up their pre-season tour of the United States on a high note by beating Barcelona in a shootout after their International Champions Cup match ended 2-2 on Tuesday. Eden Hazard scored an exquisite opener for the English … More »

    Reuters - 40 minutes ago