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Blake Griffin ejected after dust up with Andrew Bogut (VIDEO)

Dec 26, 2013, 3:45 AM EDT

That is not worthy of an ejection.

But this little dust up is what got Blake Griffin tossed, this gave him his second technical in the game and that is an automatic ejection.

The first technical came when Draymond Green got an elbow up above Griffin’s shoulders and he reacted to the blow. Not sure it deserved a technical but he got it.

The second came in the above tussle with Andrew Bogut. Griffin and Bogut were battling for rebound position, got tangled up and there was some grabbing of jerseys and not much else. Yet the referees gave Bogut a Flagrant 1 foul and Griffin got his second technical. I’m not sure what crew chief Bill Kennedy saw, I’m not sure how this standard dust up deserved the harsh penalties. What exactly was Griffin supposed to do here? Golden State was losing and to their credit they got more physical with the Clippers. Welcome to the NBA. Turning the other cheek may be a fine moral proposition but it won’t get you rebounds. This was nothing.

Yet it led to Griffin’s ejection.

  1. louhudson23 - Dec 26, 2013 at 3:55 AM

    Didn’t see the game,don’t know what had happened previously between them and what they were told would happen if they kept it up….so….out of context….going with the refs call….

    • bidetsfordays - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:05 AM

      Nothing happened between Griffin and Bogut prior to this in the game to my knowledge. Though I’m not sure what Blake was told by the refs after he got his first technical, I didn’t really think this merited an additional one

  2. abchome - Dec 26, 2013 at 6:04 AM

    The ref fxxking ruined this game.

  3. gameisours - Dec 26, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    Bogut provoked this incident, because he knew Blake had already got one tech foul and could be easily thrown out of the game. Daymond Green or Blake Griffin, ofcourse it was worth it.

  4. belleby123 - Dec 26, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    And in the hopelessly corrupt NBA the refs got to decide yet another outcome of a game.

  5. fearthehoody - Dec 26, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    NBA = Fixed

  6. chawbacon14 - Dec 26, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    I just can not believe this happened !!

    Blake Griffin involved in a skirmish during a game ???

    Why who would even think such a thing ? Never……………….

  7. metalhead65 - Dec 26, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    maybe it had something to do with griffen wrapping himself around bogut to begin with. what is he suppose to do just back away and say sure go ahead you can have this rebound? he was just trying to get him off him and tried to walk away but that was hard to do with griffen all over him.

  8. Craig W. - Dec 26, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    When you get a technical, you have to calm down. All NBA players realize this. The ones that can’t separate their game from their emotions a little better are the ones that get thrown out with two technicals. Blake wears his emotions on his sleeve – it is both his strength and his weakness. This time the weakness showed.

    • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 4:19 PM

      blake is caught in a struggle to show the world he isn’t a pushover. he was in a lose-lose in that situation. had he bowed his head and walked away and one of his teammates came to his protection, what would the discussion be today. i do understand the game is more important, however im just looking at the public perspective in respect to griffin’s reputation.

  9. mat9844 - Dec 26, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    GS knew the only way they could win was to take Blake out of the game – Blake was right when he said it was a cowardly way to win. And the officiating team did all it could to really screw things up.

    • randomuser4 - Dec 26, 2013 at 12:01 PM

      Yeah, it was only tied when he was tossed. Any hit to the Clips offense (little) was negated by the help they received defensively by not parading Griffin out there as if he could guard his own shadow.

  10. randomuser4 - Dec 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Are we really not watching the same video? Griffin comes up from behind and bear hugs Bogut as he’s trying to get the rebound. There was not a basketball move in that play whatsoever. Then tries to scuffle with Bogut as he was attempting to shake Griffin free. Of course he deserved to be tossed. To anyone saying the refs ruined this game it was tied at that point anyways. Griffin is one of the most overrated players to ever play and he’s gotten phenomenally worse in terms of his attitude year over year too. He’s constantly getting into it with people b/c they bully him on the court physically.

  11. csbanter - Dec 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Sounds like a job for Griffin force !!!

    • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 4:21 PM

      grif-fin forrrrrce !

  12. cariboolean - Dec 26, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    anyone who watched that game with an objective eye could not have missed that this was some of the worst refereeing ever seen and that calling a 2nd T on Griffin was thoroughly unjustified

  13. mackcarrington - Dec 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    I watched the game. Bogut does some little un-noticeable, irritating things to get under players skin. He’ll hook arms and grab jerseys real slick. Just enough to piss someone off. Plus they really seem to go after Griffin especially. I don’t know if Griffin is concerned with his image, or if he really just doesn’t have that “Matt Barnes” fighting thing in him. He’s NOT soft.
    Personally speaking, If I was the owner, GM, or the coach, I would pull Griffin aside and tell him this: You can have ONE SHOT at going off and punching the lights out of somebody. ONE GOOD SHOT, and I guarantee you that people will stop targeting Griffin with their punk moves. Take the fine and the suspension and put an end to people thinking he is soft

    • crazycal - Dec 26, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      I agree! People stop pushing you around if you do a Ron Artest on them once in a while. You see how nobody wants to tangle with that guy, right? Drop one of those suckers, Blake!

    • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      if that’s the case, i’m pretty sure the fine won’t come out of griffin’s pocket. the owner should take care of him.

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