Blake Griffin is one of the best players in the NBA. However he has a reputation of being a flopper and actor on the basketball court. Add Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson to the list of people that have called out Griffin for flopping.
Late in the 3rd quarter Griffin was driving to lane when Festus Ezeli tried to stop him. Ezeli grabbed his arm but Griffin make it seem like it was a lot worse by spinning and jumping into the air. The refrees rightly just called a regular foul nothing more.
Here is Jackson’s quote from the play:
“He’s a great actor. I’ve seen those Kia commercials”
Golden State’s announcers also didn’t like the actions of Griffin. Here is what Jim Barnett and Bob Fitzgerald had to day. Here is what they said during the broadcast.
“So we know Blake Griffin’s been known to flop a little bit. Let’s see what happens here. He just threw himself up in the air didn’t he?
“Also, he lands with his arms but then grabs his head.”
“His head didn’t hit.”