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Attention Sports Fans: Did You Know NBA Star Blake Griffin is a Young Creationist?

Another argument that athletes need a better education.

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In an otherwise just plain fun interview in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, NBA superstar and pretty funny guy Blake Griffin reveals an unfortunate blind spot. Turns out he is a creationist. A young earth creationist. Amongst the questions about rumors of punching Justin Bieber and appearing in Sacha Baron Cohen's movie, The Dictator, the interviewer mentions the fact that Griffin was home-schooled as a child. He then asks Griffin if he plays on "Team Creationism" or "Team Evolution."

Griffin is not playing when he answers: "I was raised in a Christian household and went to a Christian high school, so I believe in creationism, for sure."

Hoo boy.

The interviewer presses a little further, asking the L.A. Clippers star if he is the sort of creationist who believes the Earth is only 6,000 years old, which, of course, would mean that dinosaurs and people had to have over-lapped.

Griffin answers: "I don't want to do the math, but somewhere around there."

Time out.

Might this be an opportune time to point out that, despite the deficiencies in his earlier education, Griffin did attend the University of Oklahoma for two years. Of course, he was there to play basketball, so who knows how many classes he actually attended? Note to self: before sending sons or daughters to Univerity of Oklahoma, make sure the science department plays on Team Evolution.

Then it was off to the races to the NBA where he was named one of the Greatest Rookies of the Year by Sports Illustrated.

The 25-year-old still has time to get his math and his science up to speed with his dunks, field goals and tenacious D.