I don’t quite know what it is about Blake Griffin that gets his opponents so riled up when they face him. This isn’t his first scuffle with a team’s opposing big men, in fact it’s starting to become a bit habitual.
The Los Angeles Clippers power forward was at it again last night in his team’s game against the Golden State Warriors. First getting into an altercation with Draymond Green which caused him to draw a technical then with Andrew Bogut which cause him to be ejected.
And according to ESPN, Griffin had some strong opinions on the referees and the Warriors team as a whole.
“If you look at it, I didn’t do anything, and I got thrown out of the game,” Griffin said. “It all boils down to they (the referees) fell for it. To me, that’s cowardly. That’s cowardly basketball.”
“Instead of just playing straight up and playing a game, it got into something more than that, and it’s unfortunate because you want to play a team head-to-head,” Griffin said. “You don’t want to start playing other games and playing cowardly basketball.”
I think Griffin is being targeted by opposing big men because physical play seems to be the best way to neutralize him. He’s going to have to peep that and be more cerebral in how he reacts.