Blake Griffin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blake Griffin After Another Loss to Warriors: "I Wouldn't Call This a Rivalry. They're the Better Team"

    Complex "The Golden State Warriors are now a perfect 13-0 on the season, after coming from 23 points down to beat the Clippers in Los Angeles. And what has been the league's most contentious rivalry over the past few seasons seems to have all but disappeared thanks to the Warriors' dominance. As a..." November 20

  • Clippers' Doc Rivers blasts officials after Blake Griffin's ejection

    CBS Sports "Already without Chris Paul and J.J. Redick, the Los Angeles Clippers became even more short-handed against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night when Blake Griffin was ejected after being whistled for two technical fouls in the first half. Griffin picked up his first tech early in the second..." November 13

  • Griffin sympathetic after NBA admits refs missed Rockets' goaltend

    The Score "The NBA's Last Two Minute Report on Sunday acknowledged that officials didn't call a goaltend by Dwight Howard with 18.8 seconds left in the Houston Rockets' victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. While the play couldn't be reviewed because no goaltending call was made, the..." November 08

  • Samantha Hoopes Calls Out Blake Griffin ... We Should Bang!

    TMZ "Dear Blake Griffin ... PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THIS VIDEO!!!!! S.I. swimsuit model Samantha Hoopes just called you out by name -- she thinks you're cute, she likes your freckles ... and she totally wants to hook up. In fact, she thinks you two were meant to be -- "My last name is Hoopes and..." October 29

  • After missing 2012 Olympics, Clippers' Griffin sets sights on 2016 roster

    The Score "After USA Basketball's minicamp wrapped last week, Blake Griffin remains upbeat about his chances of making the 12-man roster bound for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil next summer. "I just want another shot at it, and I think I'll hopefully have it," Griffin told Los Angeles Clippers beat writer..." August 17

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    Jamal Crawford thinks the "issues" between Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan were blown out of proportion.

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin to participate in Team USA minicamp

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin will participate in next month's USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas and hopes to play in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a league source told ESPN. Griffin was forced to withdraw from last year's Team USA training camp for the FIBA World..." July 26

  • Blake Griffin recalls events leading to DeAndre Jordan's change of heart

    CBS Sports "The bond between DeAndre Jordan and his Clippers teammates grew stronger after he decided to re-sign with the team. Jordan explained his side of the story on the Players' Tribune, and to help provide more context about the Clippers meeting with him in Houston, Blake Griffin wrote a post on the..." July 21

  • Report: Griffin initially told Jordan to honor deal to Mavs

    Pro Basketball Talk "We know the gist of the story. DeAndre Jordan had second thoughts about signing the Mavericks, so he met with the Clippers again. They stayed at his house – including Blake Griffin sending hilarious tweets – until Jordan officially re-signed. But it might not have played out that way if..." July 15

  • Nick Young -- Blake Griffin's Not Black Enough ... For 'Space Jam' Sequel

    TMZ "There's no way Blake Griffin could take over for Michael Jordan in a "Space Jam" sequel -- 'cause he's "too beige" ... so says Lakers star Nick Young. Swaggy P was out in L.A. when we were talking about Griffin's recent basketball shoot with Marvin the Martin -- fueling rumors that B.G. could..." July 05

  • Who should Clippers get to replace DeAndre Jordan? How about Blake Griffin.

    Pro Basketball Talk "It was midway through the fourth quarter of Game 7 of an epic first-round series, and the San Antonio Spurs had just gone on an 8-1 run to take a five-point lead. Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers decided to make a move and pulled DeAndre Jordan for Matt Barnes, going small and putting Blake..." July 04

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

  • Blake Griffin dismisses talk of new ‘Clippers Curse’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers blew a 19-point lead in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinals series with the Houston Rockets, then proceeded to lose Game 7 by a comfortable margin, reminding everyone about their ill-fated history as a franchise. Until becoming a winning franchise and, quite..." May 18

  • Rumor: Blake Griffin to Trail Blazers in sign-and-trade?

    CSN Northwest "Then-Clippers general manager Neil Olshey declared of Blake Griffin in 2011: “I can guarantee you he will only ever be a Clipper.” The next year, the Clippers announced they reached “a deal in principle” to retain Olshey. A few days later, he became the Trail Blazers’ new general..." May 09

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin has learned not to be bugged by NBA thuggery

    Los Angeles Times "The NBA playoffs are upon us. For Blake Griffin, that means the beginning of his two-sport season. Basketball and Wrestlemania. The days of finesse in Dr. Naismith's game are as long gone as the peach baskets. The sport is about as noncontact as NASCAR. Hard drives to the basket are now..." April 14

  • Blake Griffin: 'Home-court advantage just not there for us'

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Clippers currently are seeded fifth in the Western Conference and are fighting for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but Blake Griffin doesn't believe home court will be much of an advantage if Tuesday night's 110-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors is any..." April 01

  • Battery charge against Blake Griffin dropped

    Clips Nation "Las Vegas prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor charge against Blake Griffin, citing lack of evidence in the case. Griffin's accuser, Daniel Schuman of West Hollywood, told police that Griffin slapped him and grabbed his cell phone at a nightclub in Las Vegas while the Clippers were attending..." March 24

  • Blake Griffin could return Sunday against the Houston Rockets

    Inside Socal "Blake Griffin/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers, A spokesman for the Clippers on Thursday told this newspaper it’s possible Blake Griffin could return Sunday when the Clippers host the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. If not, then Tuesday at home against the Charlotte Hornets..." March 12

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    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Doc said Blake Griffin is "very close" to returning and opened door for him to play Friday. Still told Sun. or Tues much more likely

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    Rowan Kavner @RowanKavner

    Doc said Jamal's out for the upcoming trip. Blake's a maybe.

  • Blake Griffin's return uncertain, but not his value

    ESPN Los Angeles "Doc Rivers will always make the same joke when asked about an injured player on his team. "Doc is just a nickname," he'll say. "I'm not a real doctor." So asking him about the progress of injured players such as Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford is a futile effort filled with shoulder..." March 09

  • Blake Griffin “likely” to return sometime next week

    Pro Basketball Talk "Blake Griffin has missed the Clippers’ last 10 games, during which they’ve gone 7-3. Griffin underwent surgery to treat a staph infection in his right elbow, which could have had a recovery timeline of anywhere from three to six weeks. According to’s Arash Markazi, Griffin could be back..." March 03

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    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Blake Griffin said doctors have given him good news on elbow. Still no firm timetable. Stitches come out next week.

  • Blake Griffin: Thumbs up from doctors

    ESPN "Blake Griffin says he "feels good" after undergoing surgery last week to remove a staph infection in his right elbow. "It feels better," Griffin said Wednesday in his first meeting with the media since the surgery. "I saw the doctor yesterday and got some good news. Everything's either on track..." February 18

  • Blake Griffin's post-elbow surgery plans? Watching Netflix

    Fox Sports West "Blake Griffin was supposed to take part in this weekend's All-Star Game in New York City. Instead, the Los Angeles Clippers' star forward will be recovering from right elbow surgery to remove a staph infection that will keep him off the court for at least the next nine games. Griffin will be..." February 10

  • Without Blake Griffin, could the Clippers slip out of the playoffs?

    SB Nation "The Los Angeles Clippers' star power forward is out and they're facing a brutal stretch in their schedule. Could the Clippers miss the playoffs? The Los Angeles Clippers were up by 20 points in the first quarter against the Toronto Raptors Friday night. They had lost two in a row -- including..." February 09

  • Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin has staph infection and needs surgery

    Los Angeles Times "When the Clippers landed in Oklahoma City on Saturday, Blake Griffin didn't accompany the team to its hotel. He went directly to a hospital. The forward's right elbow was oddly swollen, prompting Clippers trainer Jason Powell to advise him to get it checked out. "It just didn't look..." February 09

  • Blake Griffin says he's dunking less to conserve his energy

    Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin announced his presence in the NBA very early in his career. While most top picks earn attention via their draft status, Griffin effectively demanded it via his loud, highlight-ready dunks. Over time, though, that aerial prowess led to criticism that..." February 03

  • Blake Griffin credits 'haters' with his jumper's improvement

    CBS Sports "For the Players' Tribune, Blake Griffin penned an article Monday discussing how and why he worked to make the mid-range a bigger part of his game. It's an entertaining, informative read that conveys Griffin's voice and touches on the dynamics of what he had to change about his jumper, about how..." February 02

  • Blake Griffin's attorney granted more time to settle battery case

    Orange County Register "An incident in a Las Vegas nightclub during the Clippers’ preseason remains unresolved. Blake Griffin is facing a simple battery charge for an incident at Tao nightclub inside the Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip, and Monday, his attorney was given more time to work out a settlement. Richard..." January 13

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin gets January court date on assault charge

    Los Angeles Times "The lawyer for Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin on Monday told a Las Vegas judge that he has completed his investigation of a man’s claim that Griffin assaulted him inside a nightclub on the Strip. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Pro Tem William Jansen set a Jan. 12 status check..." December 09

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    Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

    Blake Griffin on Vegas charge: "I'm not allowed to speak on that but I'm very confident in the situation once I can I will."

  • Blake Griffin Charged in Las Vegas Bitch Slapping

    TMZ "Blake Griffin has been charged with a crime for allegedly slapping the crap out of a man inside a Las Vegas nightclub ...TMZ Sports has learned. The incident went down last month when Blake was at Tao Nightclub. According to the alleged victim -- Daniel Schuman -- the Clippers superstar was..." November 13

  • Faried admits to flop on Blake flagrant

    CSN Northwest "Steve Blake and Kenneth Faried provided some fireworks late in the fourth quarter of the Blazers 116-110 victory over the Nuggets. Faried set a pick on Blake, but added a little extra shove for good measure. Blake, all 6’3’, 172 pounds of him, took exception and delivered a hockey-style body..." November 10

  • Blake Griffin still finding room to improve for Clippers

    L.A. Daily News "Blake Griffin finished third in the Most Valuable Player voting this past season. But the MVP issue is not something the Clippers’ 6-foot-10 power forward feels all that comfortable discussing. He hasn’t earned it yet, and he knows it. “It’s not even something I put much thought into, to be..." October 30

  • Blake Griffin -- ALLEGEDLY B***H-SLAPPED CLUBGOER ... Cops Investigating

    TMZ "Blake Griffin has been accused of bitch-slapping a 39-year-old man inside a nightclub in Vegas this weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned. Here's what we know ... a man named Daniel says he was partying at Tao nightclub in the Venetian in the early hours of October 19th when he tried to take a..." October 23

  • Blake Griffin vows to 'stand up for himself' more after hard fouls

    SB Nation "Griffin hasn't strongly retaliated after any of the hard fouls he has taken throughout his career, but that could change in the future. Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin has always done an admirable job restraining himself from retaliating after taking a hard foul, but after getting..." October 21

  • Blake Griffin calls Steve Ballmer 'a cool dad,' Donald Sterling a 'weird uncle'

    SB Nation "The Los Angeles Clippers have only been owned by Steve Ballmer for a few months, but star player Blake Griffin has already thrown his support fully behind the former Microsoft CEO. Comparing the Clippers' new owner to their previous one, Donald Sterling, in a piece for The Players' Tribune,..." October 17

  • Blake Griffin addresses Donald Sterling situation in blog article

    The Player's Tribune "Donald Sterling had me by the hand. You know that thing elderly women do where they grab the top of your hand with just their fingers and lead you around? That’s what he was doing. We were in Malibu for his annual White Party, and it was the first time I was meeting him since the Clippers had..." October 16

  • Blake Griffin reveals bizarre Donald Sterling story

    Fox Sports "Blake Griffin has shed some light on what it was like playing for owner Donald Sterling. In a cover story for this month's GQ, the Clippers forward was asked if the former owner, who was banned by the NBA in April, used to bring women into the team's locker room to watch players..." September 23

  • Blake Griffin has fracture in back

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin withdrew last week from Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup because he was advised by doctors to give a small fracture in his back more time to heal before the start of the next NBA season, sources with knowledge of the situation told..." July 29

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    Yes, the Clippers are discussing a run at LeBron. No, they would not trade Blake Griffin. Doc has assured him many times he's "untouchable"

  • Blake Griffin's 16th technical triggers one game suspension

    ESPN Los Angeles "Clippers forward Blake Griffin and guard J.J. Redick will not travel with the team for its final regular-season game Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Clippers coach Doc Rivers already had planned on resting Redick, but the decision to give Griffin the night off was essentially..." April 16

  • Chris Paul, Blake Griffin lead Clippers to 120-97 victory over Lakers

    L.A. Daily News "Mike D’Antoni is coach of one of the worst Lakers teams in franchise history. That doesn’t mean he’s not smart enough to know which Clippers players he has to fear most. “They have a lot of weapons and obviously (Chris) Paul spearheads the whole thing,” D’Antoni said ahead of Sunday’s game with..." April 07

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    Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers

    BG said he will be cautious about back heading into final few regular season games, but added other than some "tightness" he's unconcerned

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    Blake Griffin shooting before Clippers shootaround Doc says Blake "game time decision" for Clips @Suns tonight

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    Blake Griffin (back spasms), Jamal Crawford (sore left Achilles') both doubtful for Clippers @Phoenix Wednesday

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    Hearing Blake Griffin doubtful for Clippers at Minny Monday night with back spasms.

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    Clippers come out to warmup for game without Blake Griffin on court.

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    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin is "50-50" to play tonight against Minnesota.