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David Lee tells Blake Griffin to ‘stop flopping’ (VIDEO)

Nov 4, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

It’s honestly a surprise that this doesn’t happen more often.

Mid-way through the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ win over the Clippers on Saturday, David Lee didn’t appreciate the way Blake Griffin reacted to some contact underneath the basket. Likely dealing with this in varying degrees all night, Lee had a message for Griffin, and delivered it right to his face.

“Stop flopping,” Lee said.

Griffin has one of the worst reputations among fans and players alike as someone who unnecessarily sells contact like he’s working for Avon trying to secure that pink Cadillac.

Hopefully everyone who faces Griffin throughout the course of the season echoes Lee’s words, and does so to Griffin directly in order to possibly shame him from continuing this deplorable behavior in the future.

[via USA Today]

  1. kingbeason52 - Nov 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM


  2. eugenesaxe - Nov 4, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Why would that stop him? Everyone knows, and has known. Obviously having a reputation isn’t a deterrent. Nickel-and-dime fines aren’t going to be a deterrent.

    • savvybynature - Nov 4, 2012 at 11:46 PM

      Also, it was kind of hilarious.

  3. fm31970 - Nov 5, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    Lee- how about you work your legs, instead of your mouth, and actually, you know, box out Griffin, instead of having to shove him in the back after he gets better position than you?

    • mnsportsfan - Nov 5, 2012 at 12:16 AM

      You do know the Clippers lost right?

      • manchestermiracle - Nov 5, 2012 at 8:13 AM

        Ain’t it funny how they can get it up to face the Lakers and then get whipped by a mediocre team without its best player? Guess that happens when you play in a building that has a flurry of championship banners in the rafters and none of them are your own…..

      • fm31970 - Nov 5, 2012 at 10:49 AM

        I’m talking about the play in the video- Lee complaining that Griffin is flopping when Lee was clearly out of position and pushed Griffin in the back.

  4. dunkindan - Nov 5, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    This was actually pretty funny to see and I’m glad he said it. Griffin is a great athlete but plays the game recklessly and will get himself or somebody else injured if he doesn’t use more finesse. He also gets away with a ton of offensive fouls when he uses his left arm to bar the defender while doing his dunking.

  5. 00maltliquor - Nov 5, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    Griffin has one of the worst reputations among fans and players alike as someone who unnecessarily sells contact like he’s working for Avon trying to secure that pink Cadillac.

    That’s Mary Kay with those pink Caddy’s, not Avon. I made that mistake last week when I was talking to a homegirl of mine who just starting working for Avon. That’s how I know, lol

  6. cameltoehoe - Nov 5, 2012 at 1:58 AM

    He looks like that light haired monkey in the old Planet of the apes & he talks like a Robot on Adderall. I hope he injures himself before he injures an opponent. He damn near dislocated Klay Thompson’s arm & buried his face into the floor last night going for a loose ball. That would have been sweet news for the Warriors to have two senseless injuries occur to one of their players two nights in a row; one caused by a player (Randolph) who’s more concerned with stats, and another who’s more concerned with highlights.

  7. manchestermiracle - Nov 5, 2012 at 8:10 AM

    So whatever happened to all the pre-season fuss about the league cracking down on flopping? Oh, right, just like actually calling traveling, off-arm clearing out (Griffin again), illegal picks, etc. Talk about it and institute punishment, then revert to past form and ignore it.

  8. zacksdad - Nov 5, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    He even flopped when the ref slightly pushed away from Lee. He almost fell down, he needs to learn how to man up.

  9. spthegr8 - Nov 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    He flopped worse when the ref touched him. Move your feet you BIG GOOF and you won’t have to flop so much. Just Saying!!!!!!!!

  10. kavika6 - Nov 6, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Griffin may deserve it but Lee’s a punk.

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