Back in The SLC. My favorite topic this weekend in SoCal was hearing people lament about poor picked-on Blake Griffin.
Amusing Blake Griffin got upset over the hardest foul committed by a Jazz player in three years (and it wasn't that hard).
Sounds like Blake Griffin is a ticking time bomb. He's sick of the hard fouls and there's going to come a time when he retaliates.
Doc Rivers on Blake Griffin: "He gets hit with more cheap shots, I think, probably because I'm coaching him, than anyone in the league."
When Blake Griffin was asked if there's going to come a time when he's not going to show restraint, he said, "Yeah probably, probably,"
Blake Griffin said he considered taking scuffle w Booker further: ""I was going to and then thought, it's preseason, it's not worth it."
"You don’t see a lot of flagrants in the preseason, but like I said, I didn’t think it warranted taking it to another level." -Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin on retaliating against Trevor Booker: "That’s not the person I want to waste it on.”
Blake Griffin on taking things further with Trevor Booker: "“I was going to, and then I thought, it’s preseason, it’s not worth it."
Trevor Booker said he wasn't mad until Blake Griffin grabbed the back of his head. "We have our history. ... We’ve gotten into it before."
Trevor Booker was surprised by the flagrant call, but not by Blake Griffin's reaction. "We have our history," he said.
Jazz forward Trevor Booker said he's mystified why he was given a Flagrant 1 in his fracas with Blake Griffin. He hopes league overturns it.
After three quarters: Clips 75, Utah 74. The quarter featured a Blake Griffin scuffle and a Jamal Crawford four-point play. Not bad, Clips.
Trevor Booker given a Flagrant 1 for hitting Blake Griffin across the face while the Clippers star went up for a layup.
Flagrant foul and technical charged to Booker. Technical on Blake Griffin. Technical on Chris Paul.
Flagrant foul I on Trevor Booker, technical fouls on Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and Booker.
Trevor Booker and Blake Griffin get into it after Booker fouls Griffin midair. Griffin grabbed back of Booker's head and raised his fist.
Trevor Booker fouled Blake Griffin has he went up for a dunk. Blake grabbed the back of Booker's head. Both had to be restrained.
Trevor Booker and Blake Griffin get into a scuffle -- hard foul by Booker - Blake grabbed the back of Booker's head
Trevor Booker and Blake Griffin going at it after Booker fouled to stop a fast-break dunk. Had to be separated.