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Blake Griffin teamed with a famed director for his latest Nike commercial while we’ve learned that LeBron James is available to the highest (and best) bidder….starting tomorrow! Deets inside….

NBA star Blake Griffin was spotted nailing a few slam dunks in Venice Beach yesterday.

We’re told that his basketball session was actually a sneaker ad commercial for his new Jordan shoes. NIKE spared no expense when it came to the shoot’s budget, even hiring famed “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau (left).

We suspect the final product will have a “Space Jam” theme since Marvin the Martian was also seen on set. (SIDEBAR: we’re referencing Michael Jordan’s Space Jam for non-basketball fans.) Also, there have been whispers about a “Space Jam 2” in the works. Could this also be Blake’s audition?

LeBron James is a free man. No…..he’s not leaving Savannah and ‘dem babies. But he could walk away from the Cleveland Cavaliers. But based on LeBron’s recent comments, it’s not all that possible.

As of July 1st, less than 24 hours from now, LeBron (shown leaving Ago Restaurant in West Hollywood, CA yesterday) will bypass his $21.6 million player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers and become a free agent. So……if you own a team….get your coins together! LeBron could be yours. recalls that this is the third time in the past six years that LJ will be an unrestricted free agent. GASP! But wait….sources told ESPN’s Chris Broussard that LeBron intends to re-sign with his current team.

Players sometimes use the free agent option as leverage to get an even better contract from their current team.

Whew! Because ya’ll remember how those folks burned his jerseys the last time? We doubt the city could handle losing the NBA finals and LeBron in the same year!

Photos via Pacific Coast News/Splash

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