Blake Griffin Reportedly Broke His Hand Punching a Clippers Employee

by January 26, 2016

The LA Clippers will be without All-Star forward Blake Griffin—currently out with a quad tear—for a while longer, this after he broke his hand throwing punches at a team employee, according to multiple reports.

The hand injury puts Griffin’s participation in next month’s NBA All-Star Game into question.

The guy who got into it with BG has kept his job.

Per the LA Times:

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers would not divulge whether there would be any discipline involved as a result of the incident but said he would more fully address the situation before his team plays the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

 

The equipment staff member involved in the altercation has not been fired, a team spokesman said. […] The injury imperils Griffin’s ability to play in the All-Star game Feb. 14 in Toronto if he is selected to be among the reserves for the Western Conference roster. The reserves will be announced Thursday.

 

Griffin returned to Los Angeles on Sunday because he wasn’t going to play on the remainder of the Clippers’ five-game trip and is having his hand evaluated to determine the extent of the injury. The equipment staff member involved in the incident also has returned to Los Angeles. […] It is the second physical altercation involving Griffin in the last 16 months. A West Hollywood man accused Griffin of snatching his cellphone and grabbing him after the man took a picture of Clippers players at the Tao nightclub in Las Vegas last October.