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Serge Ibaka got hit with a Flagrant 1 after striking Blake Griffin in the groin late in the 4th quarter Sunday. After the Thunder win, Ibaka said the he was defending himself, but didn’t intend to hurt Griffin with the hit. Teammate, Kendrick Perkins, chimed in disagreeing with the Flagrant call and made it a point to add that Blake Griffin is known for flopping.
According to USA Today:
“He’s strong, so when he grabs you, your jersey or whatever, and you try to defend yourself and rebound. So maybe you can do some move, not to hurt, (but) just to get good position, but then something happens where you get hurt in the paint. It’s not anything where I want to try to hurt him…If you can see the replay, you can see he grabbed my jersey first so I wanted to try to defend myself, (but) not to hurt him.”
Thunder center Kendrick Perkins had his own take. “I didn’t see it to where it was like that flagrant,” Perkins told USA Today. “He (Griffin) took (Ibaka’s) arm and knocked him down. The du
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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...
Video: Hits him right in the ABC!
In what could be a called a possible Western Conference Finals preview, things got heated between the Clippers and Thunder.
With the Clips trailing by three with under two minutes to go, Serge Ibaka and Blake Griffin were fighting for position under the basket when things escalated. Ibaka appeared to hit Griffin below the belt, drawing a flagrant-1 foul for the act but avoiding...
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...
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...
Is there a double standard in the NBA regarding fouls, suspensions, and fines? Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers thinks so. After the league handed out a $25,000 fine to Serge Ibaka for his groin shot to Blake Griffin, the league has been speaking out. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade both think Ibaka should have been suspended.If you didn't see the punch, check...
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.
Kobe Bryant has never been one to shy away from a conflict.
The Los Angeles Lakers star offered a very vocal opinion as to what he would have done had Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka punched him in his very special place.
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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...
The Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka put back the Lakers' Dwight Howard in a big way on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES -- When the NBA playoffs begin in April, the Clippers will know exactly which team presents their greatest challenge.
It won't be their first-round opponent, although any postseason series is likely to be a significant test. It will undoubtedly be the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In three games this season, the Clippers have lost to the Thunderthree times. Their chance...