Found July 12, 2012 on
5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
You sign a big contract and what happens? You get injured.
Good thing Blake Griffin signed that $95 million extension with the Los Angeles Clippers a couple of days ago. The contract states that it is fully guaranteed and fully protected over the next five years regardless of injury.
Just yesterday during USA Team practice Griffin injured his left knee which was the same one he sprained during the Clippers playoff run. According to sources it seems to be a twisted knee, but we won’t know more until he gets back to Los Angeles and an MRI is done.
So who will replace Griffin on the Olympic team? Sources tell Yahoo Sports that USA Basketball has summoned Anthony Davis to report to Las Vegas for training camp immediately.
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Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin sustained a left knee injury during Wednesday nights practice with the U.S. Olympic basketball team in Las Vegas and was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on Thursday for further evaluation.
Griffin will be examined by the same doctor who performed his season-ending left knee surgery during his rookie season in 2010.
Griffin had been given...
The Los Angeles Clippers have signed All-Star forward Blake Griffin to a five-year contract extension that could be worth up to $95 million.
The team announced the deal late Tuesday night.
The deal could keep Griffin, who could opt out after four years, in a Clippers uniform until 2018. He will earn $7.2 million next season.
''Happy to officially sign my extension to ...
Welp, it’s official. Blake Griffin has a meniscus tear in his left knee and is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery next week. Griffin injured his knee on Wednesday during a Team USA practice. He’s expected to be out approximately eight weeks but should be available for the start of the Clippers training camp in October. Of [...]
The Los Angeles Clippers signed Blake Griffin to a multi-year contract extension.
The New Orleans Hornet’s Anthony Davis will replace Blake Griffin on Team USA’s Olympics basketball team.
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All-Star forward Blake Griffin left the Team USA training camp Wednesday, the day his new five-year contract with the Clippers became official, and returned to Los Angeles for an MRI on his left knee. Griffin was injured in a team drill, according to Yahoo Sports, and a source told Sports Illustrated the initial prognosis was "not good." Anthony Davis, the No. 1 pick...
Anthony Davis was seated on the court, the best players in the world towering above him.
The NBA rookie had just been fouled while making a 3-pointer, falling backward toward the U.S. bench, looking up to see the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant dancing in celebration.
The Americans weren't just giddy over the basket.
Their joy was in knowing they can count on the kid...
Deron Williams hit the jackpot in Las Vegas, and Blake Griffin signed on for a few more years in Los Angeles.
Free agents in the NBA could finally sign contracts starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT Wednesday, and the Brooklyn Nets wasted no time getting their All-Star point guard to put pen to paper - well, iPad actually - on a new deal worth $98 million over five years.
The Nets came to...