Kate Upton and Blake Griffin an item?

Is Kate Upton the new Kim K?

Sounds like the SI swimsuit covergirl may have bagged another
baller after she and Blake Griffin were spotted “getting cozy” at
an NYC hotspot.

Upton partied with Griffin and LA Clippers teammate DeAndre
Jordan at Beauty & Essex, according to ENews! Upton reportedly
was cuddling and holding hands with Griffin — on the same day
she took a dig at her old flame, Detroit Tigers ace Justin
Verlander, while wishing a happy birthday to his close friend Frank
Viola III.

Upton also has been romantically linked to New York Jets QB Mark
Sanchez. But she’s got a ways to go to catch up with Kardashian,
whose list of athlete conquests includes Kris Humphries, Reggie
Bush, Miles Austin —

and Kerry Rhodes
, if you can believe the

What would Upton see in Griffin besides the obvious? Well, he’s
got a good sense of humor going for him . . . if not maturity
beyond his 24 years.

What would Blake see in her? Well, there’s always the

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