Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  103 responses

Blake Griffin Is ‘Sick’ of Absorbing Hard Fouls, Cheap Shots

by Marcel Mutoni @marcel_mutoni

Derrick Rose isn’t the only wildly athletic NBA star who’s grown “sick and tired” of opponents’ only resort when he goes hard to the hoop. Blake Griffin is also fed up.

Griffin admitted to reporters that he’s not happy with the hard fouls he endures on a nightly basis, but he’s also realistic enough to know that not much will change, no matter how much he complains.

From the OC Register:

“I’m definitely sick of taking hard hits,” Griffin said after the Clippers’ shootaround Monday. “…There’s a point, I can’t remember what game it was, in my mind where I thought this is kind of ridiculous. I’m sick of it, but it’s going to keep on happening.”

The most notable foul Griffin has taken this season happened at New Orleans, where Jason Smith shouldered Griffin to the ground on a fast break, earning an ejection and suspension. The beating Griffin’s taken around the rim has impacted him on the court. “It’s affected me this year a lot, especially with the referees,” he said. “I’m just getting frustrated and getting my self in trouble with officials.”

Griffin has been whistled for 11 technical fouls this season, one of which has been rescinded. If Griffin is called for three more technicals this season, he’ll be suspended for one game. “I won’t let it get to that point,” Griffin said. “You got fouled like that, and a lot of times, it doesn’t get called. That’s frustrating. But that’s on me. It’s not about the fouls. I can’t blame it on the fouls. I have to do a better job of controlling that.”

Blake Griffin goes on to speculate that were he a better shooter — the Clippers’ star forward is shooting a woeful 52% from the charity stripe this season — then defenders would think twice before fouling him. (Derrick Rose, by contrast, shoots 80.9% from the line and still takes a beating regularly, so Griffin’s theory is a tad questionable.)

Helpless defenders will continue to hammer away at high-flyers like Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin, and both can expect the physical play to increase once the Playoffs begin. This is simply a part of the game that both will have to learn to accept, and fight through.

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  • Cheema

    first Rose, now Griffin. smh

  • AsadSaleh3

    *Waiting for people to call him a cry baby and tell him to “Man up”*….

  • timbo slice

    blake gets babied hard tho…..

  • AsadSaleh3

    Blake will be alright though. Kenyon Martin will handle it on the court if it gets out of hand. He has no problem taking care of business when necessary.

  • JeffRay

    These guys would not have survived in the 80s NBA

  • Justin G.

    Griffin needs to man up and quit being such a cry baby. How’s that Asad? He also needs to quit flopping and then begging for the call when he doesn’t get that one either. A power forward getting bumped and hit a lot? Say it ain’t so!

  • http://www.nba.com Gman

    stop dunking on folks, you wont get fouled. VC learned that lol.

  • dan

    id like to see griffin and rose working out with ewing oakley mason laimbeer artest the davis brothers and rodman during the summer. i think if they survive the crying should be stopped then

  • Sam

    The Princesses are coming out in full force these last few days.
    It’s one thing for Derrick Rose to complain about getting hit, but his Flopness Blake Griffin? You only get what you have coming to you in this league.

  • tomtom

    Cosign dan

  • ALD

    how you gon try and dunk on somebody EVeRYTIME and say i’m tired of getting hit. That is stupid.. Me commenting on this is stupid too lol .smh

  • Hart

    And I’m sick of hearing this

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Big men who can’t hit free throws will be hacked. It’s the way it is, Blake! Go cry to Dwight Howard.

  • bike

    Those wannabe tough guy stare downs are gonna keep getting him hit. You can’t complain about getting hit when you act like a d#ck after every two point play. And the flops don’t help.

  • Justin G.

    Not even that he tries to dunk on them but then always stares them down afterwards (never getting T’d up either). I’d give him the hard foul too

  • FnF

    In Blake/Rose’s defense: If you are going to play basketball, then play basketball. Defenders are making non-basketball plays in a basketball game. That is what those two have been complaining about. If defenders were establishing position or making an effort to challenge the shot, rather than wrap up a guys arms while he’s in the air, this wouldn’t be a problem. Oh well, those 2 have to continue to put the pressure on the refs. Make them make the call… in the game.

  • bt

    maybe if you played anything that resembled defence you could give out some hard fouls in return. But as defence doen’t end up on sportscentre (it only wins games) you won’t bother

  • AsadSaleh3

    @FnF Truth.

  • jesus

    blake’s mommy should get him “bill laimbeer’s combat basketball” for christmas.

  • http://kb24.com x-DrEw_MaiN-x

    NBA… Where Hard Fouls Happen

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    What I don’t like is the hypocrisy of it all. Rose complains about cheap shots and then Noah gets Crawford with a very cheap and dangerous shot the next night. Blake gets fouled a lot on basketball plays that are not called, more so than with repetetive cheap shots. He also plays physical as hell, and dishes out his share of contact.

  • bike

    I guess Rose and Griffin are the only guys that ever get hit hard. Two guys with more flash than substance complaining because other guys aren’t volunteering to be apart of their cute lil highligh reels. Gtfoh.

  • bike

    If Rose and Blake develop actual basketball skills and stop relying on their athleticism as the focal point of their games then hard fouls won’t be as much of a problem. Blake, get a real post up game. Rose, get a better and more reliable jumpshot.

  • lakernation

    First D’Rose now blake? Bounties?

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    work on your free throws and then appreciate the fouls

  • Jer Dawg

    Well, if these guys go hard at basket it’s gonna happen. Do defenders complain “oh, I’m sick of getting beat up by these big strong offensive players. They initiate all the contact and they smack my face with their off arm.” If they just develop a better floater or jump hook, mid range jumpers they will save themselves some contact.
    I admire both players a lot, but i really don’t want to hear them complain through the media. When Iverson was getting to the line 10 times per game in his prime years I didn’t hear him moan about it through the media. He must have been hit the most. Shaq, too.

  • http://www.borntocompete.com Money$hot

    Aaahh jesus @ 9:45am I remember that Bill Laimbeer video game! It sucked!

  • dan

    they should also spend less time on athletic training and put more effort into fundamentals. with a decent fadeway or jumper off the dribble they wouldnt get banged up that often. im also not able to remember drexler, jordan, kemp or other good players complaining about this even though back then everything was way more physical. in the days of handchecking and eastern conference temas not giving up ANY easy layups everybody was afraid to be labeled soft so nobody complained even though the whacking and hacking was much harder. pull your selves together or spend the summer in a boxing gym. helped me to get tougher too back then

  • http://www.borntocompete.com Money$hot

    Blake Griffin, what it all come down too, nobody wants to be embarressed. And, if you going to the whole and embarressing people, you are going to start getting fouled hard. Lol because nobody wants to gets embarrased on tv!

  • FnF

    What is with you people saying that you never heard past stars complain to the media. Have you noticed how big the media has become in the past 20 years? The NBA has its own channel, website, along with countless blogs covering everything NBA. Then you have websites streaming live interviews even before they happen. With the click of a button you can read transcripts of player interviews with local papers. You didn’t hear about the complaining because EVERYTHING a player said back then wasn’t delivered instantly to the house phone with the 20 foot cord in your mom’s kitchen.

  • salty

    FnF: In any case it’s obnoxious. Why is he talking to the media about this? What an embarrassment.

  • Yesse

    Coming from a guy who makes cheap shots and hard fouls himself.

  • Mike From Spain

    Blake Griffin regularly gets no-calls on that elbow with the off arm to create space for the dunk. So it kind of evens out…

  • Anon

    He should man up. You can’t expect to mug people when you come down from a dunk and expect for there not to be consequences.


    Of all people to complain…smh

  • bike

    He needs to add some more dimension to his game anyway. Sooner or later, he’s going to get injured playing the way he does no calls aside. It’s called adjusting Blake.

  • carp

    I’m starting to dislike Blake Griffin with all this flopping and whining, and then going and staring someone down like he does anything. Just play basketball dude…

  • carp

    oops *when, not like

  • Mike Mihalow

    When you dunk hard on people, your gonna get fouled hard. Play softer if it bothers you so much, Blake.

  • Top$helf

    Get a jump shot and stop crying

  • http://dennysisforwinners.blogspot.com DennysFishTacos

    21st Century NBA… SMH

  • http://dennysisforwinners.blogspot.com DennysFishTacos

    I’ve never heard Duncan or KG complain about these things, and nobody took more of a beating in the past 20 years than Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson. Guess this goes to show that Blake and Derek Rose aren’t ready for the big leagues.

  • Mp7three

    So by reading some of the responces I can see that others agree that if Blake tries to dunk on people (sometimes by using his off arm to push off them) and then taunts them then players are gonna knock him down first. And Blake is gonna cry about cheap shots when he’s pushing players in midair in the back (dangerous) or elbowing people in the head/neck while boxing out. What dude should be doing besides thanking CP3 for making the Clips a playoff team (or thank Stern) is just shut up and just stay looking like an orange Frankenstein whose eyes are too close together.

  • Ash

    Oh please he’s a big guy..this league is becoming soft

  • tknissen

    Baby.. Stop whining and start defending


    In other news, Gordon Hawyard is “sick” of absorbing wet willies.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Blake griffin needs to man up, he should be proud and the embrace the cheap shots and dunk on them next time. man I miss the eighties, these players are soft nowadays. whats another lame cliche?

  • boss

    and people where saying these humble stars will carry the league there so soft its the nba its not hugs and kisses playoffs will be even worse and hes complaning now smh

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    People are stupid, some of these very same people questioning Blakes and Rose toughness are probably the people who thought Bynum was a “thug” and should of been banned from the league after what he did to Barea in last years playoffs. SMH, hypocrites?

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    They need to put D-Rose and Blake in those E-Trade commercials with the other talking babies!

  • FnF

    Who hear knows how this conversation started? “…Blake said after a shootaround…” Was he asked a question that is simply not reported in this article as well as the article this one references? Or did he finish working on his free throws, walk over to the waiting media members, clear his throat and then start going in on the topic of hard fouls? If the question was: do you love absorbing hard fouls when you attack the basket? Unless you know the question or the context of the conversation, stop assuming he is complaining for the sake of complaining.


    OMG KHOLIDAY, I damn near wet myself.

  • AsadSaleh3

    Wait, did someone say DRose doesn’t have basic fundamentals in his game? Wow lol. The Looney Tunes are out today. Blake does need a jumpshot and a few post moves especially for when his athleticism isn’t enough anymore. But the main thing here is if you’ve never taken a hard NBA foul, you’re not qualified to criticize guys who are now really getting used to taking those fouls or the dirty fouls that they also take. DRose and Blake are in similar situations. Griffin is starting to get hard fouls this season after the aerial display he put on last season. Rose is coming off of an MVP season so teams are starting to do the same thing to him. They’ll adjust. Some of you act like guys just came into the league in the 90s ready for all the contact. They also had to adjust.

  • AsadSaleh3

    Yes, D-Rose’s array of floaters is all about athleticism. His crossovers and other dribble moves are all about athleticism. The improvement in his jumpshot from midrange and the 3 point line is all about athleticism. Let’s be smarter about this.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    This is kind of getting ridiculous.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Shout out @the Kevin McHale foul on Darrell Rambis…

  • Marcos

    Mp7three Posted: Apr.17 at 11:38 am

    So by reading some of the responces I can see that others agree that if Blake tries to dunk on people (sometimes by using his off arm to push off them) and then taunts them then players are gonna knock him down first. And Blake is gonna cry about cheap shots when he’s pushing players in midair in the back (dangerous) or elbowing people in the head/neck while boxing out. What dude should be doing besides thanking CP3 for making the Clips a playoff team (or thank Stern) is just shut up and just stay looking like an orange Frankenstein whose eyes are too close together



    That’s Why SHAWN KEMP is the Greatest P.F. !! Coz he was hard as phuk !!

  • bike

    If improvement on jumpers was all about athleticism then Ray Allen wouldn’t have become what he is known as…a great shooter. If you are a point guard whose strongest part of his game involves thrashing your body to the rim, you’re going to get hit. Period. Like I said, he needs to focus more on skill than athleticism. NBA players aren’t the only pro basketball player who get hit by huge, strong big men. Unless you’ve actually played real competitive ball, you’re not in a position to say they are going through something unique to Rose and Blake. Blake should expect more of the same. Not everyone is dying to be apart of his highlight reel, especially with the stare downs afterward. That doesn’t have any more to do with ball than the hard foul. Let him learn to shoot a free throw and do more than dunk and he won’t have to go through this. Shaq, AI, and Howard have it worse than both Rose and Blake.

  • bike

    And for all of you sitting here defending Blake, did you not see what he did to Gasol last week with those two dunks? He’s soft because he can dish it but can’t take it. What’s your defense of that? You know damn well he fouled dude with those dunks.

  • DreDay

    Gasoft, I mean Gasol had it coming.

  • CubicleWorker

    co-sign Bike, you can’t stare down everybody and try to make a mockery of every other player in the league without taking a beating. KD is an example of a guy who stil throws it down on dudes here and there, yet he’s humble and has the respect of his peers.

  • l-train

    Blake is slowly becoming a real crybaby, yea he got dunks but thats it, on every other play he’s holding his hands to his face like a little
    b!(#&@! Kenyon gotta teach this boy some toughness, if not for CP3 the clippers would be rubbish!

  • Jerome

    @AQWORD: word! Flake needs to grow some manhood.

  • AsadSaleh3

    @bike You missed the sarcasm. Did you just say the NBA is the same as every other kind of competitive ball? Right. Because there are 6’8 260 pound point guards like LeBron James in high school, college and AAU. High school and college players around the nation know what dirty NBA fouls are like. Sure, because there are guys who are built exactly like Dwight Howard in high school and college ball. Rose’s game is a combination of skill and athleticism, doesn’t take a basketball savant to see that. Just watch him play. Shaq, AI and Howard have all talked about taking hard fouls and the referees not calling them properly just like Rose and Griffin are. Have you been paying attention?

  • AsadSaleh3

    Shaq talked about the refs not calling fouls because of how big he was, those fouls still hurt. He wanted calls. So what are we talking about here? There is no difference. If Shaq can “complain” at 7’0 300 plus pounds, D-Rose and Blake can absolutely do the same.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    SMH at all the SMHs

  • http://cechicagorilla@aol.com yada

    why do ppl act like guys go seek out the media?? the media are around these days asking a thousand questions EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!


    It’s part of the game.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    I would love to see Duncan and Garnett collaborate on an open letter to the young stars of the NBA. Maybe with a foreword by Iverson and Lambieer.

  • bike

    Don’t ask what I said if it’s typed and wriiten in a blog. Re-reaad it. Hard fouls are part of competitigve ball. Period. They get harder and more frequent if you showboat or antagonize opponents. Blake is stronger than most other guys at his position, so what are you even talking about? Your comment would make more sense if he was a lil dude getting beat up on by Lebron sized guys. Are you an NBA player? Have you played in the league? How do you know that other guys who don’t whine and cry aren’t experiencing the same thing? Rose and Westbrook drive wildly on a regular basis into the paint with guys bigger than them. If you’ve ever played ball you know that guys aren’t going to keep allowing that without sending a message. It doesn’t take a genius to see how a guy like Rose or AI, both of whom relied heavily on athleticsm or going to get banged up more than a kobe or Ray Allen who foccused on skill more.

  • bike

    Pardon my typos. Its the touch screen

  • A-Money

    This N**** makes Chris Bosh look tuff as hell!

  • http://www.andywhitby.com Andy Whitby


  • b

    A hard foul is a hard foul any way u get it… it don’t matter where it comes from… but he shouldn’t complain… he hits people pretty hard when he pushed off in the air…

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    MAN UP, Blake. I remember Larry Legend saying that you have to be tough to just CATCH the ball down low in the League. It’s that physical. Anyway, comes with the territory. I always liked Shaq because he absorbed so many cheap fouls and was almost never pissed off. And the NBA in the 80s and nineties (when Shaq came in) was VERY physical (hand checking and stuff). Oh, I would love to see Blake going against Charles Oakley, give him something to cry about. LOL.

  • http://slamonline Jimbo

    The difference between Rose and Blake is that Rose takes the hits, half of Blake’s highlights are offensive fouls that the refs are blind to. Blake is already babied by the refs, while Rose gets hit around.

  • AsadSaleh3

    @bike You’re wrong here, sorry dude. Rose has plenty of skill in his game. You either can see it, or you can’t. You obviously fall in the latter category. The NBA is a different game. Bigger, faster, stronger athletes. AI relied more on his natural gifts than Rose does. You’re the one talking like you know what a hard foul or dirty foul in the NBA is like. The main point here is you fail to look at it from the player’s point of view. The whole “If they were playing in the 90s, they wouldn’t be able to handle it” idea is completely irrelevant here in 2012. The most lethal part of Ray Allen’s game has always been his jumpshot so he has no part in this discussion. Never was a slasher primarily. Kobe is a different cat because he’s going to get a lot more calls than star players who have been in the league for 2-4 seasons. Dude is the 2nd greatest two guard behind Jordan, he’s going to get the benefit of the doubt on most potential foul calls.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCJwoEHRU_A&feature=related TheKid

    Blake Griffin whines too much. I believe we the fans are part of this problem by saying that Blake is near if not at the top of the list of great power forwards today. Because we gave him that tag, he feels he’s good enough to start getting all the calls and should be protected. No one wants to be dunked on. Man up. Its going to happen for the rest of your career unless the NBA becomes like the NFL where you can’t even tackle people any more. SMDH

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCJwoEHRU_A&feature=related TheKid

    I just read bike’s comment that Rose needs to stop relying on his incredible athletic ability. WOW. He’s one of the most skilled players in the league! He has an off the chart handle and he hits jumpers now. STFU man it’s called having great body control which is actually something that can more or less be taught making it a skill. SMDH

  • dasniper14

    griffin:go back and look at bulls-pistons in late 80s…or even philly-pittsburgh hockey game the other night! you gotta be tougher,stronger and mentally stronger to win it all

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5LpwO-An4&feature=related Copacabanban

    Man up cheap Bi*ch

  • bike

    Rose is more athletic than he is skilled. Period. Chris Paul is more skilled than he is athletic. I never argued “toughness” across eras, so your point on is irrelevent as it pertains to me. I used Kobe and Ray Allen as examples of players who used skill over athleticsm and it worked out. Yes Ray Allen wasn’t a slasher. He was smart in that he knew developing his skills was a safer long term bet. Kobe has never thrown his body into danger as frequently Rose and AI did. Him being a superstar has nothing to do with my point. Rose drives recklessly (minus the Villanueva foul). Blake gets it because his offensive points are often coupled with uncalled offensive fouls, plus the stupid staring. My point isn’t that no current NBA player should complain. My point is these two guys can help the amount of hard fouls by fixing their games. Sorry but you are so wrong on this.

  • barnabusb

    Last year everyone else was whining that Blake played too hard.

  • AsadSaleh3

    @blake You can’t hold Rose’s athleticism against him lol. He is equally athletic and skilled. Floaters, crossovers, other dribble moves, the improvement of his jumpshot, controlling games better, all of those are skills that he has and is continuing to improve on. Chris Paul is a different kind of point guard, more in the Rondo/Nash mold. Rose and Westbrook are the only two PGs who can be smartly compared because of their style of play. You use what you have. Ray Allen used his athleticism when he was younger, but it wasn’t the biggest part of his game because his jumpshot has always been his best asset. D-Rose has been developing his skills since he got drafted so the idea that somehow Ray and Kobe are different than Rose because Rose supposedly isn’t skilled in your opinion isn’t a solid point to argue. Kobe is 4 inches taller than Rose, 7 inches taller than AI so that’s another reason not to compare them. Him being a superstar has to do with the point that he will get calls before Rose or Blake will. Rose finishes at the basket better than any other point guard primarily because of his body control in the air. How can body control and reckless be used in the same sentence? They can’t be. Once again, another comment of yours that is simply untrue. Blake can stare at whomever he chooses to after dunks, doesn’t give players the right to hockey check him onto the ground or catch him while he’s in the air. If a foul happens, referees should call it. Dirty fouls should be called according to the rule book. What will help the most is the referees calling fouls when they happen. Period.

  • Shawn

    maybe if you stopped showboating after every dunk people will treat you with some respect Blake. What frustrates me the most is that he NEVER gets a technical for it. If that were anyone else starring down, hanging on the rim, walking over bodys it would instantly be a technical. GET THE MESSAGE BLAKE STOP SHOWBOATING!

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    I stopped listening when I heard Rose was as skilled as Chris Paul.

  • AsadSaleh3

    Who said Rose was as skilled as Chris?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    @Philo *KURT Rambis. Where’d Darrell come from?

  • Ronald

    Darrell is Kurt Rambis’ first name.

  • http://www,nba.com VanCityBBall

    says the guy that walks away with offencive fouls on a regular basis…


    This idiot will wind up exactly like vince old with no rings

  • jimmer

    I agree with Bike that Rose is more athletic than he is skilled. On a related point, how many teams have gone to the finals, much less won a title, with a score-first point guard as their best player, or even one of their best players? Beyond AI in 2001 you won’t find much. Isaiah could play pass first with the best, so he doen’t count. Teams win in spite of score first PG’s, not because of them, as Chicago has amply demonstrated this year. Rose has very limited value. Same for Blake Griffin til he starts using his body to lock up the paint and effect other teams offences. All the super-juice run-fast, jump-high stuff gets you two things; sports centre and hard hits to the face. I hope Blake Griffin and Dereck Rose’s careers eventually come to more than that, cos thats’s their ceiling thus far.

  • AsadSaleh3

    AI wasn’t a point guard. Eric Snow/Aaron McKie played point guard that season. Rose has limited value? Right. The guy who carried the offense on a 62 win team last year with his two starting big guys missing significant time has “limited value”. He’s been injured often in one tough truncated season and now he has “limited value”. Sure. The “super-juice run-fast, jump-high stuff” mixed with great skill (which is what Rose clearly has) got the Bulls to the ECF last season and it will do the same this season. It also got Rose an MVP trophy. The difference will be if his teammates step up and help him score against Miami this season.

  • Bola

    First of all. This situation could be resolved if both players decided to work on their skill set. Yes Rose is doing that, but Blake griffin for Christ sake, hit a free throw damn it. Work on your jump shot, maybe even be a better post up player and you won’t be taking so many cheap shots. Players will always do a hack a shack move, especially when they know you can’t a free throw.

  • http://slamonline Jimbo

    Jimmer, the only reason why Chicago wins without Rose is because other players step up and take charge. With Rose playing, Boozer and other players just step back and watch Rose (which is why they lost to Miami last season in the ECF). When Blake is out the Clippers win without highlights. Rose has a variety of moves (dribbles, drives, floaters, speed etc). He also has a jump shot which just needs to be more consistent. Blake can only dunk. Blake is the player you should be saying has limited value, not Rose. They don’t give MVP’s to little value players.

  • jimmer

    Not saying rose isn’t the better player, he clearly is; but he’s just a better cast from the same mold. Put Derrick Rose on the Phoenix Suns and they don’t come close to the playoffs. Take him off the Bulls, they don’t miss a beat. Granted one is a very thinly talented club, the other deeply talented, but that’s kind of the point. When it comes to score first PG’s, wins are largely in spite of, not because of. The things that Derrick Roses’ athletic ability allow him to do are simply not as valuable as the things Chris Paul or Steve Nash’s mental ability allow them to do. DR>BG: better cast, same mold.

  • jimmer

    *conversely Blakes’ tools are far more useful at his alloted position, which makes the whining and lack of development even more annoying

  • http://slamonline.com neitel

    blake, poor baby….Shaq endured a whole lot of abuse than you are receiving right now…take your frustration out by dunking in the face of whoever fouled you, make them famous in a poster. And also, please dunk so hard that the rim comes down or just brake a backboard…Give shaq a call on how you should do it…and no, don’t try to obese yourself please…just break the damn rim at least

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com don

    I wonder the list of players who’ve grown tired of taking elbow shots to the face and head via Blake Griffin’s dunk attempts?

  • http://N3Wschool.com TREY MICHAELS

    Pu$$Y – Can you imagine back in the day if players complained about fouls? The game is so watered down now in the modern NBA it’s past ridiculous.

    Blake needs to grow some Cajones asap.

  • Brandon

    Now, I am going to start off by saying I do not hate Griffin, but learning more about him, I am starting not to like him that much. I do not think anyone hates Griffin per say, but I can understand why people are getting sick and tired of him. He is a determined athlete, I will give him that, but he expects things to happen without any criticizing outcomes. For example, he hates when people foul him, yet he thinks it is alright if he fouls others, and he showboats by dunking most of the time. Now, since I was an athlete for many years, I would not want fans or other athletes to taunt me, I would want respect, but Griffin, I hate to say, is asking for it. He expects compassion all the time, but at the same time, he does not give it by fouling. He is in one of the most popular basketball teams, what more could he want. To gain respect from others, you must respect others.