Found November 06, 2012 on
5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
Blake Griffin is a big complainer. Aside from all the flopping he does, despite his massive frame, he is a habitual offender of looking at the officials when he thinks a foul should have been called to put him at the free throw line. Apparently, he finally has stopped being a baby and has matured a bit in that area of basketball play.
According to the LA Times, Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro said,
Blake understands the big picture. I think he’s done a much better job in that area.
Del Negro would continue out to say that Blake Griffin is actually fouled and hit a lot. Of course he would be! If you are in the paint with that massive frame, defenders will be physical on you so they do not get trampled and dunked on. What player on this planet wants to be in a Blake Griffin poster besides Pau Gasol?
This is a giant maturation step for Blake Griffin. He already gets criticized for flopping and the whole chewing on his mouthguard while eyeing the referees is straight up annoying. Fans want to see some good, hard and fun basketball and not complainers on the floor.
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin reportedly has a ruptured bursa sac in his right elbow, but the ailment won't keep him out of action. According to the Orange County Register, Griffin said the problem has occurred in the past, but "never this bad." Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro told ESPNLosAngeles.com that Griffin also is battling through a neck strain...
For those of you who got to stay up late to watch the Los Angeles Clippers face the San Antonio Spurs, you probably already saw these two awesome alley-oop jams from Blake Griffin.
If you haven't, please enjoy these clips of Griffin flying to catch Matt Barnes passes:
Blake Griffin and the Clippers were eliminated in the Western Conference Semifinals last season by the Spurs.
On one hand, we have seen Blake Griffin take some pretty hard fouls. But on the other, Griffin is known to embellish every now and then when there is a little contact.
So when David Lee gave Griffin a shove during Saturday’s Warriors-Clippers game, Griffin embellished on the contact a little and Lee responded by shouting, “stop flopping!”
The post David Lee tells Blake Griffin...
Blake Griffin takes his share of abuse each game, but he also has a reputation for acting and overselling contact. Perhaps it’s his defense mechanism against the pounding he takes. During Saturday’s Clippers-Warriors game, Golden State forward David Lee decided he’d had enough.
As you can see in the video above, Lee yelled at Griffin to “stop flopping” during the fourth...
Blake Griffin has a burst bursa sac in his right elbow and a strained neck. The burst bursa sac is nothing new. Griffin has dealt with this type of injury during the past two seasons, but he says this time it's more painful. The injury has his coach concerned.According to Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles, Clippers coach Vinnie Del Negro is concerned about Griffin'...
I would like to personally thank David Lee for telling Blake Griffin what I wish I could tell him at least 20 times a day. During a Clippers and Warriors game on Saturday David Lee took exception with one of Griffin’s many flops and had about enough. He yelled at Blake to stop flopping, and though we can’t hear it via the audio, and it is fair to say that you don’t have to...
The NBA is trying to enforce flopping this season, and David Lee is apparently willing to become the league's "goon."
During Saturday night's Warriors-Clippers game, Lee took some offense to Blake Griffin "acting" like he was getting pushed a little harder than he was. Mid-way through the fourth quarter, after Jamal Crawford drained a...
Tonight the San Antonio Spurs (4-0) will face the Los Angeles Clippers (2-2) in a Western Conference showdown in Los Angeles. And with the Spurs looking to win five games in a row, the marquee matchup will be Tim Duncan versus Blake Griffin.
The two have matched up six times in the regular season with TD winning four and Griffin winning two. Head-to-head, Blake averages 20.7...
Tweet Los Angeles Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin‘s reputation is already well-established in only his third season. Griffin is known as a ferocious dunker, for having a good sense of humor, and being a notorious flopper. Apparently Golden State Warriors forward David Lee was fed up with Blake’s antics, and yelled at him to “Stop Flopping!” [...]
The Los Angeles Clippers played with a chip on their shoulder, coming out amped up at the prospect of exacting a little revenge on the San Antonio Spurs.
Led by high-flying dunkmeisters DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, the Clippers rolled to a 106-84 victory on Wednesday night, handing the Spurs their first loss of the season.
''We still remember what they did to us a...
With Chris Paul running the show and Blake Griffin down low, the Los Angeles Clippers feature one of the game's most explosive offenses.
Their defensive efforts are also earning some well-deserved acclaim.
The Clippers try to build on an impressive result and pick up a rare road win over the Portland Trail Blazers when these teams square off Thursday night.
Los Angeles (3...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin each had double-digit points and rebounds while leading a dunkfest Wednesday night in the Los Angeles Clippers' 106-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, who lost for the first time this season.
Griffin had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Jordan had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead six players who scored in double figures...
Saturday night after the Clippers faced off against the Golden State Warriors, the close knit team headed over to Lure in Hollywood for the CP3 VI launch event. The Clippers currently have two high profile Jordan brand athletes in Paul and his teammate, Blake Griffin. DeAndre Jordan, Caron Butler, Lamar Odom and more were on hand for the festivities.