WATCH: Blake Griffin's NSFW Stand-Up Jokes About Being Traded Before He Was Actually Traded By the Clippers

It's good to have a sense of humor. It's especially handy when life throws you a curve basketball. Luckily, NBA star Blake Griffin—traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Detroit Pistons on Monday night—has one.

Griffin has an advantage. He's dabbled in stand-up for years, telling jokes on an actual stage about—you guessed it—professional athletes and trades. Sports Illustrated surfaced a 2016 Montreal set in which Griffin talked about how odd the life of an athlete can be. "Over and over we get put in this weird situations—like getting traded to a new team. Like, you're just supposed to be okay with that?"

Griffin quickly took the joke into blue territory.

"Imagine if there were trades in relationships," he said to the appreciative audience. "One day your wife is just like, 'Honey, I kinda wanna fuck Jason now. So, I traded you to Sara. I need you to pack your shit up and leave tonight. Oh no, and you can't do anything about it because of that contract you signed when you were 21 years old.' And you have to be like, 'Ok, well that was great, I really had fun with my ex-wife, she was great. We had a lot of chemistry together but it didn't work out. I think Sara is great even though I don't know her and I'm really looking forward to fucking Sara this season.'"

The 5-time All Star forward—who, along with two back-ups, was traded for former Pistons Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley and Boban Marjanovic as well as two draft picks—has been moonlighting in comedy for some time. During the 2011 NBA lockout, he interned at Funny or Die; in 2016, he landed a warm-up gig at Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival.

“I've always been a big fan of comedy,” Griffin told NBA.com in 2016. "So it’s fun, during the offseason, to do some stuff. It's in your element, but a little bit out of your element."

Playing in L.A. for nine seasons at least offered Griffin one of the nation's top stand-up scenes. If Detriot is looking to up their comedy game, they have some fresh talent coming their way. 

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