The Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin is one of the biggest names in the NBA.
He is on many commercials, making him one of the lead spokesman for the game of basketball.
But what he did Monday night in Toronto is something that has me really angry.
I’ll start by saying I’m not a huge fan of Griffin. I don’t think he is that good of a basketball player and I feel the NBA hypes him up way too much.
That aside, while on the team’s roadtrip in Toronto, Griffin reportedly was involved in an altercation another person associated with the Clippers (I heard it was an equipment manager), that led to Griffin punching this person in the head many times.
At the time, Griffin was almost back from a partially torn hamstring injury that has kept him out of 14 games, but now he is in a whole new world of trouble. Not only did he assault another person, but he broke a bone in his hand, meaning he will be out at least another month.
If I was the NBA commissioner, he wouldn’t be coming back for the rest of the season.
I don’t care if you’re the greatest player on the face of the planet or the 15th man on an NBA roster, there is no place for that kind of inhumane act. It’s even worse when kids see his Kia commercials. He is one of the many faces of the NBA, but I expect that he won’t be anymore.
Griffin has been known to be an egomaniac. At times, he sees himself as above the fray. That’s the kind of stuff that turns away potential NBA fans from the NBA. It doesn’t happen as much as it used to, and that’s why many fans have come back to the NBA, but this really sets a bad example.
How stupid can one person be? Not only did he break hand, but he will be suspended and probably charged with assault.
As a fan of the NBA, I just hang my head.
A lot of money will be coming out of his pocket, all because he decided to throw punches. Over what? We don’t know.
Wrong sport, Blake.