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NEW YORK — 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 was given for hitting Griffin as the two battled for position in the paint to a flagrant foul 2, meaning Ibaka should have been ejected from the game.
The incident occurred with 1:52 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Thunder’s 108-104 win over the Clippers at Staples Center.
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Blake Griffin needs to be applauded for finding the humor in the dirty flangrant-2 foul that was delivered to him by Serge Ibaka the other night. While the NBA hit him with a hefty fine, Griffin wisely kept quiet until early Wednesday morning when he decided to get creative with a message from his future self: Kid Blake: Who are you? Future Blake: you from the future… Don’t listen...
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka has some anger issues. See also: that time he tried to rip off Mike Dunleavy’s arm. He’s the kind of guy where if somebody came up to you and said “Serge Ibaka just flagrantly punched a dude in the nuts during a professional basketball game,” you’d be all, heh, classic Serge.If you missed it earlier in the week, Ibaka got called...
A new NBA rivalry is brewing between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers have emerged as one of the teams that could challenge the Thunder for the Western Conference title, and they were going for the season sweep of OKC on Sunday.
It looked like the Thunder were going to run away with it, up by as many as 19 in the third quarter, but the Clippers...
What comes around goes around as Serge Ibaka is learning. Ibake took an inadvertent elbow from Amar’e Stoudemire during Thursday’s Thunder-Knicks match-up. Stoudemire may now be Blake Griffin’s best friend after Ibaka’s low blow on Griffin last weekend. You can see how bad the injury was at the end of this video:
The Los Angeles Clippers are highly regarded as the new “Showtime” in the city of angels.
The tandem of Jamal Crawford and Blake Griffin pulled off a through-the-legs-alleyoop-to-Tomahawk-dunk that was sensational in their 117-101 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
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I had the same reaction when I heard the news, Blake.
If you haven’t seen it yet, Serge Ibaka delivered a blatant nut shot to Blake Griffin on Sunday, the likes of which Kobe Bryant commented ”I probably would have smacked him in the mouth.” The shot was so blatant and so dirty, just check it out for yourself:
I was expecting a major fine and at least a 1 game suspension...
Leave it to the venom-spitting Black Mamba to put the Serge Ibaka-Blake Griffin incident into proper perspective.
When asked about Ibaka’s chop to Griffin’s groin Sunday during the Thunder-Clippers game, Bryant told reporters Monday how he would have reacted.
“I probably would have smacked him in the mouth,” Bryant said of Ibaka, via Mark Medina of the LA Daily News.
Tweet When it comes to the Los Angeles Clippers, it’s obvious that they’ve earned the name “Lob City” with the absurd amount of alley-oops that go up to Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. However, through all the lobs that we’ve seen over the past two years, I don’t know if there’s ever been one quite [...]
A month ago, Matt Barnes was suspended for striking Greg Stiemsma of the TWolves in the neck. A few days later, Metta World Peace was suspended for striking Brandon Knight in the face. On Sunday, Serge Ibaka struck Barnes teammate, Blake Griffin, in the groin. Tuesday, Ibaka was handed a lesser punishment than the aforementioned and fined 25K for his actions. Matt Barnes...
In the first quarter of Thursday night's Oklahoma City Thunder/New York Knicks game, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka took a shot from New York's Amare Stoudemire on the chin.As Stoudemire tried to back Ibaka down, Amare inadvertently whacked him in the face and sent the OKC big man down for a period of time:
The Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka put back the Lakers' Dwight Howard in a big way on Tuesday night.
Blake Griffin wowed the audience with a massive windmill jam after Clippers teammate Jamal Crawford got things going with a through-the-legs pass.
Blake Griffin had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his third career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 117-101 on Wednesday night for their 10th win in 13 games.
Jamal Crawford had 25 points and Matt Barnes added 20, while Chris Paul had 14 points and nine assists to help the Pacific Division leaders improve to 24-7 at home.