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Thursday, December 26th, 2013 at 10:41 am  |  34 responses

Blake Griffin Accuses Warriors of Playing ‘Cowardly Basketball’

 

Blake Griffin was ejected after getting tangled up with Andrew Bogut on Wednesday, receiving his second technical foul of the game. BG thought the ejection, which occurred with the score knotted at 78-78 in the fourth quarter, was a bit iffy. Per ESPN.com:

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin said the Golden State Warriors played “cowardly basketball” after he was ejected in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 105-103 win over the Clippers on Wednesday night.

“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.”

Griffin was ejected with 10:43 left in the fourth quarter after getting tangled up with Andrew Bogut in the paint and trying to get free. Bogut was given a flagrant foul 1, while Griffin received a technical foul, his second of the night after receiving a technical at the end of the third for for talking to Draymond Green after Green elbowed him. Green was ejected for a flagrant 2.

“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.”

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  • LP @ThisisEther

    Gotta commend Blake for taking his ejection like a man….. He just left the court. Didn’t say one word after an illadvised ejection….Don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing tho….

  • Andrew

    karma? blake flops alot, all those commercial acting is paying off.
    BUT: that was a poorly refed game for sure…

  • anon

    Cowardly as flopping, Blake?

  • Allan

    Lol at Demarcus Cousins’ tweet about Guidance

  • shockexchange

    The Shock Exchange tuned in to WWF and a basketball game broke out. Andrew Bogut is the White Ric Flair. WOOOOO! WOOOOOO!

  • brothasdontsurf

    Until I see punches thrown I will never get excited, or call it a fight, when players get tangled like that. Blake does this multiple times a season and everyone knows he isn’t really going to do anything but stare with that lost look on his face.

  • thebossman15

    Britney Griner>Blake Griffin

  • spit hot fiyah

    is blake all of a sudden slightly underrated?

  • SirGrey

    This has got to be Bogut’s favorite part of playing basketball..

  • http://RAPTORS.COM/ BRAVO

    Lmao I’ve been watching wrestling for a longtime now and I’m pretty sure Ric Flair is ALRDY white.

  • shockexchange

    The Australian Ric Flair? WOOOOO! WOOOOO!

  • davidR

    “It all boils down to they (the referees) fell for it. To me, that’s cowardly. That’s cowardly basketball.”
    kinda like when you flop, blake?

  • Slick Ric

    Blake has to make some examples of people, Karl Malone style.

  • Vince Gully

    I was pretty surprised by how composed he was too. When the camera was following him through the hallway after the ejection, I thought for sure he was going to go berserk, but he never did, even though you could see the steam coming out of his ears.

  • The Philosopher

    He’s calling Mark Jackson a coward…
    Lol.

  • http://RAPTORS.COM/ BRAVO

    WOOOOOOOOOO!

  • The Seed

    CP3 flopped in the game and flops all the time. The refs actually gave breaks to both teams. At the end of the game CP3 was all in the refs face stating profanity and being demonstrative. Refs should have given him a tech. Also Blake is softer than Charmin tissue. Everyone knows it..

  • fresh

    Not sure blake knows what cowardly means

  • gudism

    Stop bitching BG. Perhaps if you had kept your mouth shut you wouldn’t have gotten the first tech then you wouldn’t have been thrown out after the tangle with Boges and the 2nd T.

  • Tiquan Green

    Someone smack what little melanin pigment off of Blake Griffins’ body

  • davidR
  • http://www.dzfoot.com/ Michael Doleac’s Swag

    He almost went nuts on the Oracle Arena employee that was following him and the 2 guys he was with in the tunnel .. one of them had to tell him to go back after Blake said something to him

  • DieHard

    Sigh..

    Blake.. Blake …Blake..

    This is propab;y the reason why other players in the league call you a P*ssy ..

  • robb

    Exactly

  • sounddust

    That’s the pits yo!

  • sheed33

    Man, you need to get a new symbol/sign or whatever. Or at least pick other colors. It just looks ridiculously like a German Nazi sign. I don’t care if you don’t think that or if you picked it like this intentionally but this just isn’t funny. It just isn’t. Pick. other. colors. At. least. Please.

  • north

    He definitely whines to the refs like Karl Malone did so that’s a start right?

  • north

    exactly. Second doesn’t matter if you’re smart enough not to get the first.

  • Phillip

    These young cats just dont know the fundamentals to the game…SOMETIMES TRYING TO TEACH OTHER PLAYERS LESSONS OR PHYSICAL RETALIATION DOESN’T WORK ESP IN THE LEAGUE SO SENSITIVE THESE DAYS… MAKE THEM RESPECT YOUR SKILLS BY JUST WINNING! YOU GOTTA PLAY THRU IT AND DONT GET URSELF KICKED OUT THE GAME KNUCKLEHEAD!

  • sim888

    Allan, seriously, choose a different avatar.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_SS_Panzer_Division_Das_Reich

  • Jake Griffin

    Basketball players are taught from a young age that to draw a charge, you must let yourself fall. So it flopping is somewhat ingrained in ballers.
    It is not honorable to bait the refs to call a second technical on someone.
    It is almost impossible to draw an offensive foul on a highlight dunk in the nba. I would love to see blake or lebron put someone in a midair headlock while dunking on them. I’m sure they’d get away with it.
    Atleast this dishonorable tactic was used in the reg season. Hopefully the clippers, and the nba will be prepared if the warriors or anybody else tries this in the playoffs.

  • tointerbee

    a nazi watching nba?

  • Allan

    I apologize to those who were offended. This isn’t that horrible sign, but a 47 (pro era). I put that on to honor someone who died. Again, sorry for the avi And my poor judgment.

  • Firas Bougha

    let him go to dumb and the dumber 3 the movie ….

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