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Poor, Nick Collision...at first glance it appeared that he had an easy basket against the Los Angeles Clippers until Blake Griffin decided to swat it away.Watch as Blake rises up in the third quarter of Sunday's OKC/LA match-up to deny Collison the shot at the rim:
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Late in Sunday's heated battle between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka appeared to connect with Clippers forward Blake Griffin below the belt as the two battled for position under the rim for a rebound.
Griffin fell to the ground in obvious pain and Ibaka was issued as Flagrant 1 foul for the action.
But Ibaka wanted to make it...
Serge Ibaka got away with what appeared to be a hit to Blake Griffin’s groin at the end of Oklahoma City’s 108-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday.
The two were fighting under the basket for position as Matt Barnes’ 3-pointer from the corner went in with less than two minutes left in the game. As the ball was nearing the basket, Ibaka hit Griffin below the waist. ...
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka received a flagrant-1 foul on Sunday when he hit Blake Griffin near the groin (video of the play here) during his team’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers. It is unclear whether Ibaka hit Griffin in the man region or not, but it certainly looked like the swing itself was intentional.
After the game, Ibaka insisted that he was not trying...
There are flagrant fouls and there are things that we here at That NBA Lottery Pick like to deem as "super flagrant fouls".Near the end of Sunday afternoon's Clippers/Thunder match-up, Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka decided to pull off his own version of tough love with Blake Griffin.Watch as Ibaka punches Griffin right in the groin and gets called for a flagrant foul:
Sunday at Staples Center, the Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka supplied quite the nut shot to Los Angels Clippers star Blake Griffin with under two minutes to go in a showdown between two of the Western Conference's top teams.
In GIF form via HardwoodParoxysm.Com, watch Ibaka punch Griffin in the balls:
After reviewing the play, the officials somehow let...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka has been fined 25,000 by the NBA for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin area during Sunday's game.
NBA executive vice president for basketball operations Stu Jackson announced the fine Tuesday. The league also upgraded the flagrant foul 1 Ibaka's was given for hitting Griffin as the two battled...
Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka committed a cardinal sin when defending Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin on Sunday. I mean, I know Griffin was boxing Ibaka out, but seriously? Karate chopping someone in the nuts is not cool. I can’t believe Ibaka was only given a flagrant and wasn’t thrown out of the game. Ibaka was huge down the stretch...
Looks like Serge Ibaka took some notes from Nicholas Batum in the Summer Olympics game. After leading by as much as 19 points, the Oklahoma City Thunder allowed the Los Angeles Clippers to crawl within three in the final 2 minutes, where Serge Ibaka hits Blake Griffin in a particularly sensitive region in their fight for rebounding position.
While the hit looked malicious, Serge...
For what it is worth, Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka has never been known as a dirty player before this. But after watching the video below, your perception of him might just change. Serge found himself fighting for a rebound with Clippers forward Blake Griffin late in the game yesterday. Then Serge did something that [...]
The NBA has fined Serge Ibaka $25,000 for striking Clippers’ Blake Griffin in the groin during the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game at Staples Center. The league also upgraded the low blow, which was originally ruled a Flagrant 1 foul, to a Flagrant 2 foul, meaning Ibaka should of been ejected. The Thunder forward, receiving no suspension, will be available to play tonight...
The only thing I can think of is that Ibaka sent Keri Hilson up to David Stern’s office to take care of the problem. I rather take a Metta World Peace elbow, than getting hit in the groin.
Serge Ibaka has been fined $25k by NBA “for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin area.”
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) March 5, 2013
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NBA commissioner David Stern proved once again that the league is really inconsistent when it comes to punishing players for their actions, as Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka was fined $25,000 for his hit to the groin on Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin on Sunday, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
Griffin and Ibaka were...
Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka has been fined $25,000 by the national basketball association for striking Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers in the groin area during Sunday's game., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/ibaka-fined-25k-not-suspended-for-griffin-hit
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