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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Blake Griffin called out for flopping after Draymond Green foul

Blake Griffin Draymond GreenBlake Griffin has a big reputation around the NBA as a flopper, and plays like this are part of the reason why.

Griffin was smacked by Draymond Green with 5:41 left in the third quarter of Game 3 between the Clippers and Warriors on Thursday and went down hard. Green hit him in the face with a hard chopping motion and was called for a flagrant one foul.

There’s no denying that Green made hard contact with Griffin, but Warriors fans felt Blake exaggerated his reaction to the contact. They began chanting “flopper” as the play was reviewed by officials. Griffin did have a big smile on his face after the foul was called, possibly because he knew he flopped, or maybe because he knew he was getting the best of Golden State.

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Keep in mind that the Clippers were up by 15 at that point and Griffin was killing the Dubs at the time the fans were chanting, so it really didn’t mean much.

Also recall that before the series began, Klay Thompson called out Griffin for flopping. At the end of the series, we’ll know who got the last laugh.



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