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Blake Griffin

Rollin' in $140K Benz ...

But WHERE's the Kia?

12/27/2012 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Blake Griffin escorted a hot blonde to his awesome ride -- totally fit for the superstar of the NBA's best team -- only issue is the car they got into ... is NOT made by the company paying Blake a fat endorsement deal.

The Los Angeles Clippers' human dunk machine slipped into a Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG -- a pimp sled for sure, which retails for about $140,000.

However, anyone who's watched an NBA game this season has seen Blake's hysterical Kia Optima commercials where he travels back in time to tell his young self how awesome the Optima is.

Now, let's be real for a sec -- Blake just signed an estimated $95 million deal with the Clips ... so it would be shocking to see him squeeze into an Optima in real life.

Still, Kia is paying him to pump up their product. Think about it ... ever seen Michael Jordan in an Adidas track suit?

So, we gotta ask ...

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31.

Truth    

NO 1 CURR!!!! #TRUTH!!

563 days ago
32.

josie    

that blonde is daniella grace, the girl that he is reportedly "not dating". apparently she's dating someone famous but it's not blake. RIIIIGHT. i wonder what her boyfriend thinks of this.

563 days ago
33.

charlie sheen    

Stupid article.... NBAs best team? Doubt it. Good but wont win a title. The Knicks will be taking that this year. And of course everyone knows he doesnt drve a kia.

563 days ago
34.

TheMachine1    

He does drive the KIA but it is broken down a lot and in the shop getting repaired and the Benz is just a loaner.

563 days ago
35.

Menace to society     

Great question,Harvey should fire you for asking such a stupid question

563 days ago
36.

Menace to society     

Try this one next time.Blake do u like Oreo cookies ?

563 days ago
37.

SoWhat    

Any "celebrity" that promotes and endorses products should have to use those crappy products themselves. They're getting paid big bucks to do commercials and junk for them and most of the time they get those cars, clothes, etc for free as well so if they aren't going to use those products in real life then they shouldn't be making commercials saying how great they are.

563 days ago
38.

I am Spartacus    

I'm sure Derek Jeter isn't cruising around in a Ford Edge everywhere he goes.

563 days ago
39.

I am Spartacus    

Car companies don't make exclusive contracts the way the shoe companies do. You won't be seeing Jordan or Lebron in Adidas because it's most likely in their contracts that they cannot wear Adidas. Sneaker companies go out of their way with these things. When Team USA took a team picture they were wearing Nike Uniforms and Dwight Howard's Adidas shoes were strategically placed so you couldn't see the logos. Other companies aren't the same. Pizza Hut doesn't require Aaron Rodgers ONLY eat pizza at Pizza Hut or Blake Griffin cannot drive another type of car other than a Kia.

563 days ago
40.

Phishie from Philly    

You know how Alec Baldwin has a brother who looks like he has downs? Well this guy looks like kris humphries brother who has downs.
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563 days ago
41.

Bill Leslie    

that's strange - she doesn't look black.

562 days ago
42.

ilikecheesebiotch    

Funny how some of you dumb idiots are saying, if he got money he can drive whatever he wants. And if kia wants to take back that 80 million, they can do that if they want to for him not sticking to the contract lol

562 days ago
43.

theaints    

I was told by a Kia salesman that they were introducing a $60...,000 model next year. So he is probably waiting on that one. I laughed in his face and told him good luck with selling that because everyone still sees Kia as cheap. And their salespeople look like Mafia wannabes in cheap suits.

562 days ago
44.

kutie okc    

I live in okc and his dad is driving the Kia optima where Blake is from

562 days ago
45.

Caddtsrx3    

Geezeeeee TMZ friggin idiot questions

562 days ago
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