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Cause of plays like this, they should combine the three point contest with the dunk contest.


Imagine Kobe X Kristaps. Would be flames.
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post #48962 of 93193
I mean Its pretty evident already..
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post #48963 of 93193
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I thought Kobe punk Larry Nance Jr.. roll.gif

he did... made him sit on the floor so he could have a chair
post #48964 of 93193
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We talk about Deron William being a coach-killer. 
Carmelo Anthony also a coach-killer. 

Is it time that Lebron is known as a coach-killer?

all 3 of those guys are certified CK's
post #48965 of 93193
Bryon the worst coach. He need to make up his mind.

Agree or disagree with this?
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post #48966 of 93193
**** Byron
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post #48967 of 93193
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Originally Posted by ELJEFE View Post

porzingis.0.gif

Cause of plays like this, they should combine the three point contest with the dunk contest.


Imagine Kobe X Kristaps. Would be flames.

It's hard to tip dunk airballs
post #48968 of 93193
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Originally Posted by NikeKid6 View Post

Bryon the worst coach. He need to make up his mind.

Agree or disagree with this?

a good reason to bench him. dude trying to do to much. not a dlo fan. sit his as down.

we need to lose games not win. we need that top 3 pick. 

post #48969 of 93193
Byron on a Power trip ....also that Kobe vid telling the rook to sit on the floor SAVAGE roll.gifroll.gif
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post #48970 of 93193
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It's hard to tip dunk airballs

unintended alleyoops all day homie 

post #48971 of 93193
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Originally Posted by lakersman3000 View Post

a good reason to bench him. dude trying to do to much. not a dlo fan. sit his as down.
we need to lose games not win. we need that top 3 pick. 

Sad but true lol. The rigors of rebuilding...
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Originally Posted by NikeKid6 View Post

Bryon the worst coach. He need to make up his mind.

Agree or disagree with this?
 

a good reason to bench him. dude trying to do to much. not a dlo fan. sit his as down.

we need to lose games not win. we need that top 3 pick. 

 

nah, you gotta leave him in the game...win or lose, he gon learn something by being in it not by sitting on the bench

post #48973 of 93193
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The smoking gun.


blake-griffin-grabs-trainers-head-on-tv.gif

Manu, dat you?

 

post #48974 of 93193
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Originally Posted by NikeKid6 View Post

Bryon the worst coach. He need to make up his mind.


Agree or disagree with this?

a good reason to bench him. dude trying to do to much. not a dlo fan. sit his as down.
we need to lose games not win. we need that top 3 pick. 

Byron is a great coach. If Lakers fall below top 3 in the draft, then it goes to the Sixers.

He is playing chess while everyone is playing checkers.
post #48975 of 93193
no problem with what Coach Byron did. d-lo isn't there yet and there is no need for him to play outside the system and do too much. fit in and not fit out, young fella.
lets see how he reacts and bounces back from this teaching experience
post #48976 of 93193
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Originally Posted by OneTrust 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ELJEFE 
The smoking gun.blake-griffin-grabs-trainers-head-on-tv.gif
laugh.gif Is this his homie he hit in the face? If so, this dude Blake seem like some kind of bully type. Picking on the smaller cat.
Plays the exact same way, standing up to frail types, flopping against legit bigs.
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post #48977 of 93193
Very good read on Blake from Kevin Ding. Long, but worth the read, IMO. Makes some valid points.

LOS ANGELES — You know the two obvious victims.

The dude who got punched and probably winds up losing his job, and the company embarrassed by the infighting and disconsolate fact that its rare championship window creeps closer to shut.

The perpetrator in this case is Blake Griffin, the Los Angeles Sports Council's recently chosen 2015 Sportsman of the Year. The guy with the glamorous life, spot-on comedic timing and inimitable gifts for the game.

Yet Griffin has hurt himself as much as anyone by breaking his right hand Saturday when reportedly punching Clippers assistant equipment manager Matias Testi, per USA Today's Sam Amick.

Griffin is a victim, too, because it is abundantly clear now that even with the glamour, comedy and dunks over cars, he is a young man who has lacked and continues to lack a strong sense of self.



Whatever the root of his insecurities or uncertainties, Griffin has been a paradoxical figure throughout his time with the Clippers. From something as small as his insistence that his hair is brown—not red—to his ongoing epic flaw as a basketball great who tends to come up small at crunch time, Griffin has been a quandary amid his great accomplishments.

He's a hard worker, likable person and is the only player besides Larry Bird, Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain to average at least 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists for his career, per NBA.com.

Yet it has always felt like there is a missing link, some lack of clarity regarding who he is and what he should be.

It has always been out there on display on the court.

The wicked temper that triggers all of those technical fouls but a too-cool-for-school stoicism when a moment brings true confrontation. A behind-the-scenes desire to get greater team leadership from Chris Paul but none of the confidence, boldness or self-certainty to go and seize it. The rugged willingness to risk heavy hits driving toward dunks but a load of wimpy whining about it and flopping at the other end.



For years, there has been talk inside the Clippers organization about what would be the best response from Griffin when he is hit by a hard foul. His most frequent reaction just doesn't resonate and has perpetuated the idea among his peers that he's a fake tough guy.

When Kendrick Perkins, the roughest of the rough, dropped his hammer fouls on Griffin in the 2014 Thunder-Clippers Western Conference semifinals, Griffin took offense but never whirled around and looked Perkins in the eye.

Instead, Griffin turned just enough to show he didn't like it and bumped Perkins with his shoulder or chest—typically passive-aggressive stuff.

What would be the best response from Griffin?


As patently illogical as it is, the conclusion by plenty of Clippers folks has been that Griffin should get into a full-fledged fight with some real-life NBA enforcer and show that he is willing to stand up for himself in the most uncertain, toe-to-toe terms.

So what does Griffin do?

He punches a non-athlete…whose head barely rises up to Griffin's shoulders…and is part of his own team…over something said in a restaurant.

It just makes no good sense, and it sends an even worse message about Griffin.

Griffin was charged with battery for a 2014 incident in Las Vegas, but after his lawyer investigated the incident, the allegations were deemed not provable. What happens on the basketball court is not the same as real life, but Griffin certainly has a reputation for being sneaky or squirrelly around the league.

Take a closer look at the flagrant foul Griffin delivered to the face of Chicago's Taj Gibson last month. It seemed accidental, and Griffin seemed apologetic…but check the full video and see how Gibson caught Griffin first with an inadvertent blow to his head jostling for position early in the play, and you begin to wonder about Griffin's true intentions.

This is not what we want in our sports heroes or what teams want in their leaders. If guys own what they do, and their behavior jibes with their beliefs, we accept them for who they are and what they want.

We might not love them, but we'll at least understand and respect that they are secure being in their own skin.

Who is Blake Griffin, though?

He wants to be known as a warrior—and his training is beyond reproach to that end—yet with this latest incident, he has weirdly put himself out for a second consecutive All-Star Game.

Griffin was sidelined last year around this time, missing 15 games after right elbow surgery, and it was suspected that his sensitivity to discomfort led to him wanting his irritated elbow so frequently drained of fluid that it developed a staph infection.

He's a guy who has gotten a pass in many ways because he has been a Clipper, and expectations of and pressures on Clippers are not that high. Nevertheless, he has worked diligently to improve himself from just a dunker, making good on the basketball IQ that Clippers assistant general manager Gary Sacks was always certain he had deep down.

Considering the magnitude of some of the dysfunctional issues the Clippers have gone through in Griffin's career, his mental makeup has always been discussed but hardly dwelled upon.

After the opportunities the Clippers have squandered to make good on new owner Steve Ballmer's "America's team" dream, though, Griffin's incident occurring now is a colossal setback. Those who work for the franchise are miserable about this shame—and these are people who have painfully rich experience with disappointment.

Griffin, 26, is no doubt trapped inside his own personal hurt, tweeting his apology Tuesday night:



Perhaps this will shift the course of Griffin's life and career in some meaningful way. Perhaps he'll dig in after all the misdirection and figure out what matters most to him.

For now, he has made a mistake—and it's rather pitiful.

Just because you're making millions and shooting commercials doesn't mean you're more comfortable with yourself than anyone else.



Kevin Ding is an NBA senior writer for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @KevinDing.
" . . . what a long, strange trip its been . . . " The Grateful Dead, "Truckin'" (and a good summary of my life as an LA Clippers fan)
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post #48978 of 93193
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Very good read on Blake from Kevin Ding. Long, but worth the read, IMO. Makes some valid points.

LOS ANGELES — You know the two obvious victims.

The dude who got punched and probably winds up losing his job, and the company embarrassed by the infighting and disconsolate fact that its rare championship window creeps closer to shut.

The perpetrator in this case is Blake Griffin, the Los Angeles Sports Council's recently chosen 2015 Sportsman of the Year. The guy with the glamorous life, spot-on comedic timing and inimitable gifts for the game.

Yet Griffin has hurt himself as much as anyone by breaking his right hand Saturday when reportedly punching Clippers assistant equipment manager Matias Testi, per USA Today's Sam Amick.

Griffin is a victim, too, because it is abundantly clear now that even with the glamour, comedy and dunks over cars, he is a young man who has lacked and continues to lack a strong sense of self.



Whatever the root of his insecurities or uncertainties, Griffin has been a paradoxical figure throughout his time with the Clippers. From something as small as his insistence that his hair is brown—not red—to his ongoing epic flaw as a basketball great who tends to come up small at crunch time, Griffin has been a quandary amid his great accomplishments.

He's a hard worker, likable person and is the only player besides Larry Bird, Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain to average at least 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists for his career, per NBA.com.

Yet it has always felt like there is a missing link, some lack of clarity regarding who he is and what he should be.

It has always been out there on display on the court.

The wicked temper that triggers all of those technical fouls but a too-cool-for-school stoicism when a moment brings true confrontation. A behind-the-scenes desire to get greater team leadership from Chris Paul but none of the confidence, boldness or self-certainty to go and seize it. The rugged willingness to risk heavy hits driving toward dunks but a load of wimpy whining about it and flopping at the other end.



For years, there has been talk inside the Clippers organization about what would be the best response from Griffin when he is hit by a hard foul. His most frequent reaction just doesn't resonate and has perpetuated the idea among his peers that he's a fake tough guy.

When Kendrick Perkins, the roughest of the rough, dropped his hammer fouls on Griffin in the 2014 Thunder-Clippers Western Conference semifinals, Griffin took offense but never whirled around and looked Perkins in the eye.

Instead, Griffin turned just enough to show he didn't like it and bumped Perkins with his shoulder or chest—typically passive-aggressive stuff.

What would be the best response from Griffin?


As patently illogical as it is, the conclusion by plenty of Clippers folks has been that Griffin should get into a full-fledged fight with some real-life NBA enforcer and show that he is willing to stand up for himself in the most uncertain, toe-to-toe terms.

So what does Griffin do?

He punches a non-athlete…whose head barely rises up to Griffin's shoulders…and is part of his own team…over something said in a restaurant.

It just makes no good sense, and it sends an even worse message about Griffin.

Griffin was charged with battery for a 2014 incident in Las Vegas, but after his lawyer investigated the incident, the allegations were deemed not provable. What happens on the basketball court is not the same as real life, but Griffin certainly has a reputation for being sneaky or squirrelly around the league.

Take a closer look at the flagrant foul Griffin delivered to the face of Chicago's Taj Gibson last month. It seemed accidental, and Griffin seemed apologetic…but check the full video and see how Gibson caught Griffin first with an inadvertent blow to his head jostling for position early in the play, and you begin to wonder about Griffin's true intentions.

This is not what we want in our sports heroes or what teams want in their leaders. If guys own what they do, and their behavior jibes with their beliefs, we accept them for who they are and what they want.

We might not love them, but we'll at least understand and respect that they are secure being in their own skin.

Who is Blake Griffin, though?

He wants to be known as a warrior—and his training is beyond reproach to that end—yet with this latest incident, he has weirdly put himself out for a second consecutive All-Star Game.

Griffin was sidelined last year around this time, missing 15 games after right elbow surgery, and it was suspected that his sensitivity to discomfort led to him wanting his irritated elbow so frequently drained of fluid that it developed a staph infection.

He's a guy who has gotten a pass in many ways because he has been a Clipper, and expectations of and pressures on Clippers are not that high. Nevertheless, he has worked diligently to improve himself from just a dunker, making good on the basketball IQ that Clippers assistant general manager Gary Sacks was always certain he had deep down.

Considering the magnitude of some of the dysfunctional issues the Clippers have gone through in Griffin's career, his mental makeup has always been discussed but hardly dwelled upon.

After the opportunities the Clippers have squandered to make good on new owner Steve Ballmer's "America's team" dream, though, Griffin's incident occurring now is a colossal setback. Those who work for the franchise are miserable about this shame—and these are people who have painfully rich experience with disappointment.

Griffin, 26, is no doubt trapped inside his own personal hurt, tweeting his apology Tuesday night:



Perhaps this will shift the course of Griffin's life and career in some meaningful way. Perhaps he'll dig in after all the misdirection and figure out what matters most to him.

For now, he has made a mistake—and it's rather pitiful.

Just because you're making millions and shooting commercials doesn't mean you're more comfortable with yourself than anyone else.



Kevin Ding is an NBA senior writer for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @KevinDing.

Although not as notorious as Kobe in Denver, wonder if Blake will inscribe verses and tattoo himself now.

 

His behaviors are now no longer a secret.  He has a bullying complex and he ain't changing any time soon.

post #48979 of 93193
So is the guy Griffin punched the same guy in the GIF whose head he pushes towards his crotch?
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So is the guy Griffin punched the same guy in the GIF whose head he pushes towards his crotch?

Yes.
post #48981 of 93193
So why would bron want coach spo fired though?? cause you lost in the finals the heat didn't fire him so you jumped ship again mean.gif
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Originally Posted by OneTrust 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ELJEFE 
The smoking gun.blake-griffin-grabs-trainers-head-on-tv.gif
laugh.gif Is this his homie he hit in the face? If so, this dude Blake seem like some kind of bully type. Picking on the smaller cat.
Plays the exact same way, standing up to frail types, flopping against legit bigs.


Look at CP reaction though smh
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post #48983 of 93193
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Originally Posted by LoveHateSelf View Post
 

 

nah, you gotta leave him in the game...win or lose, he gon learn something by being in it not by sitting on the bench

he has plenty of time to learn , hes 19. he aint running out of time. 

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So is the guy Griffin punched the same guy in the GIF whose head he pushes towards his crotch?

Yes.

I am almost positive that is NOT Matias laugh.gif i hve never seen Matias without a beard and never noticed a bald spot.
post #48985 of 93193
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So why would bron want coach spo fired though?? cause you lost in the finals the heat didn't fire him so you jumped ship again mean.gif

because he thinks hes above coaching , better then he actually is and only wants yes men around him who tell him hes so great and never makes mistakes. 

doesnt like to be held accountable

  . he wants everyone to cater to him and do as he says and he doesnt think anyone should have any authority over him. its quite obvious. 

post #48986 of 93193
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So why would bron want coach spo fired though?? cause you lost in the finals the heat didn't fire him so you jumped ship again mean.gif
it was well before the finals laugh.gif They started out 9-8 and the GM of the Heat is a much better coach than Spo.

He always wanted Riles to come down & lead them.

But Spo deserves a ton of credit. They could've just played like OKC does now, but he had a real system on both sides of the court.

But I'm disappointed with how Miami looks this year, specifically his lack of respect for Whiteside. Soon as a team downsizes even a little bit, he yanks him.
  
  
post #48987 of 93193
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Yes.

Not according to Clippers inside sources (i.e. Shoeking)
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post #48988 of 93193
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So is the guy Griffin punched the same guy in the GIF whose head he pushes towards his crotch?

Yes.
Wowww. Dude had to have words for Blake because that was a db move on Blakes part, I mean who does that?
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post #48989 of 93193
Knicks interested in Teague

post #48990 of 93193

good read lawdog. i think all that is nothing new. We've always seen that in Blake . Hes not authentic . this whole incident just makes him look so much worse, especially to his peers. I  really dont think his peers respect him at all. Somethings are above being a good player. 

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