With the NBA lockout still very much alive, last year's Rookie of the Year, Blake Griffin, has accepted a job to keep him busy during his time away from the sport.
According to NBA.com, the Los Angeles Clippers star will be interning at Will Ferrell's popular comedy website, FunnyOrDie.com.
Griffin's first day at the site's L.A. offices was Tuesday (August 23), where he began with three days of work in video production.
His duties will include helping write, shoot, edit and act in several videos for the site -- which usually consist of digital comedy shorts, often featuring celebrity guest appearances.
An avid viewer of FunnyOrDie.com, Griffin hopes to learn more about film production as an intern.
"Just to get an inside look at how things are run here is exciting to me," the NBa star told NBA.com. "I don't know what interns at Funny Or Die are like, but I'm about to find out, I guess."
Despite his celebrity status, FunnyOrDie's present, Mike Farah, promised that Griffin will be treated like other interns.
"We're going to put him to work," said Farah. "He's shooting a series of videos, and he's also coming to meetings. He's basically doing everything that an intern does."
Although Griffin emerged as a star in the NBA last season, winning Rookie of the Year honors and being crowned the Slam Dunk champ, he says he's not above fetching coffee in his week as an intern.
"I don't mind doing stuff like that," said the forward. "It's not a problem for me."