You’ve probably already seen Blake Griffin naked for ESPN Magazine by now, but if you haven’t just raise your eyes a half-inch. Now that we’re on the same “have seen Blake Griffin nude” boat (the USS Blaked), we can talk about the really important stuff.

Like the logistical machinations that go in to a 6-foot-10 guy going au naturel while still somehow being totally covered up. You know, the super crucial stuff. From the AP:

Griffin doesn’t think the players will flinch even as the league’s lockout threatens the start of the season next month. He didn’t blink when given his choice of a white, black or leopard thong to don for the photo shoot. [...]

For the record, Griffin chose the white thong, not that it’s visible in the photos. He described the experience as “uncomfortable at first.”

“But then after a while I didn’t really care. They were bringing the robe over after every take and after a while, I was like, ‘Whatever, it’s OK.’ I guess I’m more comfortable now with less clothes,” he said, smiling.

I probably would have went with leopard print in that situation, just to really camouflage things, but I’m not an NBA Rookie of the Year with a body made entirely of muscles and sinew. But I guess as long as it effectively hides his thunder, the color is irrelevant. White is probably easiest to Photoshop out anyway, and that’s what is most important.

Regardless of his choice, I’m happy we finally found out what color thong Blake Griffin was wearing during his naked photoshoot. Just some vital information to have in our brains, as I’m sure you’ll agree.

Hopefully that little tidbit didn’t bump out anything necessary, like the reflex to drop hot things or our mom’s birthdays, but I’m sure it’ll be fine. Those things we can relearn. This, we’ll never forget.

(via EOB)