There are few people who could encapsulate what Los Angeles Clippers fans were probably feeling when they saw Blake Griffin back in the starting lineup. Luckily, the team picked the perfect person in Kermit the Frog.

Prior to today's game against the Houston Rockets, Kermit kicked it with some of the Clippers players.

Then, he was caught sitting close to the action, but still couldn't trip a referee. 

But, when the time came to announce the starting lineup, Kermit came through with the extra enthusiastic Griffin introduction. 

And, of course, Kermit and Miss Piggy were put on the Kiss Cam. They, er, Miss Piggy didn't let us down. 

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[via SB Nation]