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Shot chart for Kyrie Irving (left) and Blake Griffin, who shot a combined 33-for-40 in tonight’s All-Star Game. Advanced metrics guys were very disappointed by Blake’s decision to take those two highly-inefficient three-pointers.

Shot chart for Kyrie Irving (left) and Blake Griffin, who shot a combined 33-for-40 in tonight’s All-Star Game. Advanced metrics guys were very disappointed by Blake’s decision to take those two highly-inefficient three-pointers.

Better than a dunk. An UNK. Kris Humphries, you got unked on.

Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan & Blake Griffin sporting the new Clippers alternate jerseys at media day.

Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan & Blake Griffin sporting the new Clippers alternate jerseys at media day.

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Blake and Drain (by jumpman23)

Not sure what is going on here but enjoy this photo of Val Kilmer with Blake Griffin, Dave Chappelle, and comedian/Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan. Courtesy of Val Kilmer’s twitter.

Not sure what is going on here but enjoy this photo of Val Kilmer with Blake Griffin, Dave Chappelle, and comedian/Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan. Courtesy of Val Kilmer’s twitter.

Clippers now…

[ED. NOTE: If the Clippers and the Heat face each other in the Finals I hope they just let them have a dunk contest during overtime]

Have you seen this clip of the Warriors bench from last Wednesday’s game in Oakland? Blake Griffin forces up a three at the end of the shot clock and clangs it off the side of the backboard, and the bench - specifically Kent Bazemore - goes nuts.

We can’t confirm this, but it seems likely that Blake Griffin and the Clippers have also seen this clip, and they took it personally tonight. Griffin’s line in the first quarter alone:

14 points (6-7 FG, 2-3 FT), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 fouls drawn.

When you consider that Chris Paul was in the game throwing alley oops to the starters while up by 35 (granted, it was still the third quarter), you have to think that the Clippers were avenging more than just a loss last night. That, or they were making sure teammate Ronny Turiaf retains his title as King of the Bench Dances.

Kia & Blake Griffin reunited

(Source: ESPN)

Blake Griffin, NBA Jam. 

Need we say more? (via SB Nation)

gotemcoach:

Q: Who committed more fouls in the Spurs v. Clippers 2nd Round series: Tim Duncan or Blake Griffin?

A: Tim Duncan and Blake Griffin have never committed a foul, ever, since they’ve been born.

#GotEmCoach

Stat of the Night

Patty Mills, Spurs: 1 rebound

Blake Griffin, Clippers: 1 rebound

Look at these basketball players. 
Via Madelyn Burke

Look at these basketball players. 

Via Madelyn Burke

2009 #1 pick Blake Griffin sat on the bench for most of the fourth quarter, while 2000 #1 pick Kenyon Martin won Game 7 for the Clippers (with a little help from Reggie Evans, Mo Williams, Eric Bledsoe, and, oh yeah, Chris Paul).
The much-maligned Vinny Del Negro deserves credit with sticking with his effective bench well into the fourth quarter, though it’s still possible Chauncey Billups is actually deciding the player rotations.

2009 #1 pick Blake Griffin sat on the bench for most of the fourth quarter, while 2000 #1 pick Kenyon Martin won Game 7 for the Clippers (with a little help from Reggie Evans, Mo Williams, Eric Bledsoe, and, oh yeah, Chris Paul).

The much-maligned Vinny Del Negro deserves credit with sticking with his effective bench well into the fourth quarter, though it’s still possible Chauncey Billups is actually deciding the player rotations.

A sad trend has started to developed in the first round of the 2012 playoffs. It started in Philadelphia when Sixers fans cheered Joakim Noah’s injury and it happened again in Memphis last night. 
The biggest bone of contention with Blake Griffin is his flopping. Griffin isn’t tough enough. He falls down with the slightest touch. So when he went down late in the third quarter after making contact with Marc Gasol, the fans at FedEx Forum began to boo and Twitter started to call Griffin, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”. 
I would hope at this point we as basketball fans would be able to tell the difference between a flop and an actual injury. Obviously watching the game on television, I had a better understanding of what happened and the knowledge that the knee Griffin strained was the same leg that he injured back in 2009 and sidelined him for an entire season. This isn’t a soccer and a trainer isn’t going to come out with a magical spray can, when a trainer comes to the floor, it’s probably an injury.
Fans have the right to boo any player they want, but can we just hold off when it comes to an injury? If the injury was faked, then boo the player as soon as he gets back up and runs around the court. 
As for Griffin and Paul’s injuries: Blake Griffin sprained his left knee and is expected to have an MRI today and Paul has a sore right hip. 

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

A sad trend has started to developed in the first round of the 2012 playoffs. It started in Philadelphia when Sixers fans cheered Joakim Noah’s injury and it happened again in Memphis last night. 

The biggest bone of contention with Blake Griffin is his flopping. Griffin isn’t tough enough. He falls down with the slightest touch. So when he went down late in the third quarter after making contact with Marc Gasol, the fans at FedEx Forum began to boo and Twitter started to call Griffin, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”. 

I would hope at this point we as basketball fans would be able to tell the difference between a flop and an actual injury. Obviously watching the game on television, I had a better understanding of what happened and the knowledge that the knee Griffin strained was the same leg that he injured back in 2009 and sidelined him for an entire season. This isn’t a soccer and a trainer isn’t going to come out with a magical spray can, when a trainer comes to the floor, it’s probably an injury.

Fans have the right to boo any player they want, but can we just hold off when it comes to an injury? If the injury was faked, then boo the player as soon as he gets back up and runs around the court. 

As for Griffin and Paul’s injuries: Blake Griffin sprained his left knee and is expected to have an MRI today and Paul has a sore right hip. 

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

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