The first round Playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and LA Clippers doesn’t begin until Saturday, but a war of words is already brewing. Klay Thompson called out Blake Griffin for his flopping ways in a sports radio interview on Wednesday. Both teams don’t exactly see eye-to-eye, which should make for a terrific series. Per ESPN (via 95.7 The Game radio in San Francisco):
“He is a good guy off the court but he probably just … I mean … plays pretty physical and flops a little bit,” Thompson said.
“He flairs his arm around so you know you might catch a random elbow or something that doesn’t you know rub off too well on guys,” Thompson said. “He’s kind of like a bull in a china shop, kind of out of control sometimes. And then you do just see him flop sometimes like how can a guy that big and strong flop that much.
“I can see how that gets under people’s skin and be frustrating to play against.”
Griffin was ejected from a Christmas Day game between the Clippers and Warriors after an altercation with Warriors center Andrew Bogut and called the Warriors out after the game for playing “cowardly basketball.”