Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Blake Griffin was not here for the pleasantries after losing to his former team, the LA Clippers.

Griffin’s Detroit Pistons fell to the Clippers at home on Friday by the final of 108-95 in the five-time All-Star’s first game against them since being traded. As the final buzzer sounded, Griffin walked right off the court without shaking hands with the Clippers or even acknowledging any of them.

Griffin, who was traded by the Clippers to the Pistons in a blockbuster deal on Jan. 29, finished with 19 points, eight rebounds, and six assists in the loss. The handshake snub from him probably isn’t too surprising considering what he had to say about his ex-team after being traded.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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