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.
So, let’s 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.