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Not that it’s easy for the elder sibling to watch. Taylor Griffin admitted that seeing his brother sustain blow after blow “gets my blood pumping a little bit.” Blake also gets going in a way that entails the most productive kind of revenge. “I notice that every time that happens, he comes back harder, more aggressive, and he attacks the rim harder each time,” Taylor Griffin said. “It normally proves too bad for the other team.”
Blake Griffin’s MONSTER DUNK over Kris Humphries last night was so nasty … even Blake’s brother admits, you can’t help but feel terrible for Kris. Taylor Griffin — Blake’s big bro — tells TMZ Sports he was at the Staples Center to watch the Clippers take on the Boston Celtics and watched firsthand as Blake posterized KH with a FEROCIOUS crotch-to-face throwdown. “I just feel sorry for the guy,” Taylor says … noting that Blake’s dunk was definitely one of the Top 3 slams of the year.
Griffin and his brother, former Phoenix Suns forward Taylor Griffin, will be distributing supplies for those families in need. It’s all part of the Griffin Family Relief Fund that Griffin wants to use as part of a long-term plan to help the community.
Yet the older brother of Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin still is chasing his dream in the NBA Development League, playing for relative pennies on the Santa Cruz Warriors with the hopes that it will eventually pay off. Like so many players in this 12-year-old, 16-team league that is looking more and more like Major League Baseball’s farm system every year, he earns between $13,000 and $25,000 (plus benefits, free housing and a per diem) for an entire season. “I’m trying to get back to the NBA,” said Griffin, a second-round draft pick by the Phoenix Suns in 2009 out of Oklahoma who played for a season in Belgium before returning stateside. “That’s the only reason I’m here. If it was coming down to money, I’d be overseas somewhere. I feel like I can develop better in the D-League. It’s the NBA game, NBA style of play. And then besides that, every NBA team is watching every game pretty much. It’s the best league in the world as far as NBA exposure.”
After one season playing abroad, Oklahoma native Taylor Griffin has returned to the U.S. and will play for the Dakota Wizard, an NBA Development League team for the Golden State Warriors. “Officially apart of the NBA D-League team the Dakota Wizard. 1st game today! So ready to be playing again!” said Griffin through his personal Twitter account on Tuesday. Griffin returns to D-league play after most recently playing for Belgacome Liege of the Belgium Basketball League.
Scott Schroeder: Taylor Griffin, Ben Uzoh and Damon Jones are all going to be added to D-League rosters once they clear waivers next Monday and Tuesday.
The Bobcats added four players to the preseason roster by the end of the first practice — Taylor Griffin (brother of Clippers star Blake Griffin), Will Blalock, Ismail Muhammed and Ronald Dupree.
A former University of Oklahoma basketball player, (Taylor) Griffin is working with professional shooting instructor Steve Bontrager, a former Oral Roberts guard. He’s trying to improve as a forward overseas or return to the NBA as a perimeter player. “I’ve got to work on pretty much everything, because obviously I want to make it back to the NBA,” Griffin said. “But in the meantime I’m playing overseas, so I’ve got to concentrate on every position.”