Several players, including LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, have since publicly reacted to the news:
When a player gets traded, it’s they was doing what’s best for the franchise. But when a player decides to leave, it’s, ‘He’s not loyal. He’s a snake. He’s not committed.’ It’s just, that’s the narrative of how it goes. So I’m definitely (aware). I know that firsthand.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had some advice for Blake Griffin moving to Detroit. 😂
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) January 30, 2018
— Sam Dekker (@dekker) January 29, 2018
Blake and Dre on the same team is tough.
— Aaron Gordon (@Double0AG) January 30, 2018
Do you guys think Blake was the best Clipper ever??
— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) January 29, 2018
And of course:
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) January 30, 2018