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Watch Blake Griffin Take Up Race Walking In The New Season Of ‘The 5th Quarter’


Blake Griffin is poking a bit of fun at himself and the sport of race walking in an upcoming acting opportunity.

The Los Angeles Clippers star will also star in the first episode of the second season of The 5th Quarter a mocumentary series that tells “the greatest untold and untrue stories in sports history.”

The show that airs on Verizon’s go90 platform was recently picked up for a second and third season, and it’s bringing a number of pro athletes into the fold to have some fun with sports and comedy.


Season two of The 5th Quarter debuts on November 30 with three episodes available on launch day. Three more will be released on go90 on December 10 and four more will appear on December 17. Season three’s 10-episode run will begin sometime in early 2018.

Griffin is the star of “Born to Walk,” where he plays Sheldon King, an underdog race walker seeking Olympic gold and dealing with a serious rival, Jimmy Kong, who is played by Jimmy O. Yang.

“We are very excited to be renewed for a second and third season of The 5th Quarter, further expanding our relationship with go90. Michael Ratner, president of OBB pictures said in a release. “We are extremely proud of this show and look forward to sharing some of the incredible things we have planned for our viewers in seasons 2 and 3.”

Athletes like Joel Embiid, Dr. J, DeMarcus Cousins, Baron Davis, Iman Shumpert and even Lonzo Ball and his father LaVar are slated to appear in the coming seasons, which means plenty of chances to see some of the biggest stars in sports have a bit of fun on camera.

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