Watching Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan lip sync to Seal’s “Kiss from a Rose” in a half-buttoned shirt while sporting leather pants isn’t something you know you can’t live without until you actually see it.
To be blunt, this is unlike anything we could have imagined. Because it’s better.
Props to Jordan for using props (sorry). Throwing roses into the elated crowd and singling out one clearly love-smitten member was a nice touch. Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland looked like she was digging Jordan’s fake-singing as well.
If we had to offer a grade on DJ’s performance based off this brief clip, and we obviously do, it’s a solid B+. He has great stage presence, clearly has no shame and looks surprisingly comfortable squatting in skin-snug leg thongs—which, apparently, can be tailor made for 6-foot-11 skyscrapers.
The only thing Jordan really needs to work on is his timing. His silent whispers are a little off. But we’ll give him a pass, because we’re going to assume playing like an NBA All-Star while never, ever, ever missing a game leaves little time for lip-syncing practice.
Plus, Jordans’ showcase is strong enough for us to encounter a life-changing, if brain-bending, epiphany: Between his goofy bravado, Blake Griffin’s default deadpan setting, Doc Rivers’ nails-on-a-chalkboard inflection and Chris Paul’s almost-ska-screamer high notes, the Clippers’ team karaoke nights must be lit.