Blake Griffin cusses out ref after being assessed a technical foul (vid)
The animosity between referees and players in the NBA is at an all-time high this season. And Blake Griffin’s profane reaction to a ref assessing him with a technical certainly on Wednesday night is not going to help improve relations.
Griffin was hit with the technical toward the end of the Los Angeles Clippers’ 113-102 loss to the Boston Celtics at Staples Center.
Following a whistle that stopped the action, Griffin threw the ball back towards the referee with a little heat. Then, Griffin blamed the ref’s inability to catch a ball with a little zip on it as the cause of the technical, saying now it will cost him some money in fines.
WARNING: Video contains barely audible profanity. Viewer discretion is advised.
Blake to ref after getting a tech: “So I gotta pay money cause you can’t f—king catch?" *NSFW* pic.twitter.com/e8r7Xnx8GW
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 25, 2018
The technical was Griffin’s second in two games, something that is sure to catch the attention of the NBA. As noted, there have been no shortage of confrontations between officials and players this season. So much so that there have been more than one occasion where a meeting between the NBPA and the referee’s union has been arranged.
That said, expect Griffin to hear from the league office over his latest outburst.