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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  21 responses

Blake Griffin Says New Flop Rules are a Cash Grab from the NBA


Blake Griffin, despite his reputation as a flopper, isn’t necessarily opposed to punishing guys for the act. Griffin is just not thrilled with the prospect of giving away money to the NBA for being accused of flopping. Per the OC Register and Yahoo! Sports: “Griffin, though, wasn’t confident that the rule would decrease flopping. ‘It’s a good way for the NBA to get more money,’ he said. [...] Griffin’s reputation as a flopper once caused Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins to describe him as ‘an actor.’ ‘I guess it’s good in a sense that it stops any of it from happening,’ Griffin said. ‘But now you’re telling me if it’s Game 7 of the NBA Finals and a guy has a chance to make a play he’s going to be like, ‘Well, do I want this $10,000 or do I want a championship?’”

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  • http://twitter.com/natures1stgreen JaM

    He is kind of right, but methinks Blake Griffin should keep his mouth shut on this one.

  • Reedan

    How you gonna refer to FLOPPING as MAKING A PLAY is beyond my understanding! Bring back the 90′s No blood, no foul policy! :p

  • Max

    No, it’s a cash grab from YOu Blake..
    And Sactowns FORWARD Cousins??

  • K_HOLIDAY

    Of course the media asks Blake Griffin about the flopping policy!!! That’s funny

  • averysmith.pro

    “if it’s Game 7 of the NBA Finals and a guy has a chance to make a play”…

    I seriously doubt Blake will EVER be in that position. There’s no flop button in NBA2k13, and he can’t be talkin’ about “him” in the Finals in real life.

  • roscoe

    When did blake attend Havard Business School? Watch out W.Buffet.

  • Comment_System

    there is a flop button on 2k13. http://media.operationsports.com/shots/400/21749.jpg, look at the bottom.

  • Drig

    O.o………That’s kinda cool and ridiculous at the same time…..

  • pposse

    If someone is not willing to give up 10k for an NBA championship then that guy shouldnt even be in the NBA..smh at the youngster they call blake griffin

  • northdimes

    Blake is feeling this in his wallet. Now if they’d only start fining players for whining Griffin might shut up and reach his potential.

  • junkie

    actually there is a flop button hahaaa

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003246310246 Jason Carter

    the rules are very arbitrary, but i like them for some reason, im tired of these clowns harlem shakin everytime they get touched.

  • danpowers

    co sign

  • danpowers

    to prevent that championship scenario he mentioned they should take the rules further: if a decisive game would be decided by a flop the losing team should have the right to appeal and force another game lol

  • Flash

    Especially from him LOL

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    forget the fine. let Charles Oakley clothesline the chump!

  • http://twitter.com/12royalblue Ben Hedley-Smith

    For a player who likes to push his arms into other players to stop them blocking him (which last time i looked is a foul) he really needs to stop whinging. Does anyone know how much money this guy is getting paid? Because surely 10K is no big deal to him.

  • sammyb96

    The NBA should donate all of the “flopping earnings” to a charity or something

  • Benji

    Do you get fined if you flop in 2K13 too then?

  • iverson to the lakers

    that’s what he was saying… that the fine wouldn’t stop someone from flopping for a championship

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