Blake Griffin Fouls Out Of Game, Posterizes Some Chump In The Process
I guess when you’re Blake Griffin, even something like fouling out of a game has to involve some gravity-defying display of dunk science. Such was the case during the Los Angeles Clippers’ 108-99 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday afternoon, when Griffin was called for charging while he was in the process of slamming home a ridiculous monster jam over Marcin Gortat late in the 4th quarter. Griffin was subsequently assessed a technical foul by referee Steve Javie due to his demonstrative reaction to the call.
Griffin, frustrated by the call but was cautious in the manner in which he discussed the call, had this to say postgame (via the Los Angeles Times):
“I can’t really speak on that. I don’t want to get fined anymore. We’re not really in a playoff race right now. Some of the teams we’ve been playing are. So we’re not going to get those.
“We’re not going to get foul calls like that. They’re not going to give us anything. So we’ve got to figure out a way to overcome it.”
One area of agreement was the way he felt about the charge call. Griffin said it was the most frustrated he has felt about one.
“Definitely,” Griffin said. “Just the way it started and obviously how it ended — just the icing on the cake. I’ll be glad when I’m not a rookie anymore.”
Yep. Give it another season, Blake, and before you know it, you’ll be getting the NBA star treatment to and will never be called for a questionable foul ever again. Just like Kobe.
Blake Griffin and Clippers are frustrated in 108-99 loss to Suns [Los Angeles Times]