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Clippersfan86
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Personally I find it hilarious and entertaining. But if anybody wonders why Blake is hated by opponents it's the instigating/mind games he uses. Tonight was hilarious in particular because it looked like Jordan Crawford was just being a douche.

Upon closer inspection though Blake not only kicks his leg, but then puts him in a leg lock so Crawford couldn't get up. All while raising his hands at the refs like he's innocent. The funniest part was Mike Smith making up a victim story for Blake on that play, even after the replay.

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Lmao at the auto picture selector. Perfect!

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Can you post the clip?

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No computer, sorry. It was the main Prime Ticket replay, so should be easy to find.

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He might of instigated on that one play but who can blame him? Just look at Jordan Crawford's annoying face, lol.

But honestly the main reason people pick on Blake is due to their jealousy and the fact that he's amazing at basketball.

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I personally don't believe that to be the reason why people hate BG. I think the fact that he Talks Smack isn't the reason either, everybody does it. People hate Blake because he's been an All Star since his Rookie year, was immediately put up on a bar after one year by the media as the Best PF in the game and he's been giving so much in a short time that they themselves had to work so hard to get and maybe haven't gotten. Just think about everybody who goes after him, Demarcus, David Lee, Randolph, mostly it's the guy's who think they should be were he is. But at the end of the day I don't really have a problem with it, "That's Basketball", I like it when they're going at it like that, I just think all those guy's wan't to be at the top of the ladder and they're going to cut each other's heads off to get there.

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As much as I love his poster dunks, they also bother me. Fans love it but you bet his peers just wants to punch him in the face. It's good and all but I wish he doesn't push or stare them down after. Hopefully he doesn't get clotheslined while trying to jump over a guy. Having like a hundred commercials doesn't help either.

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Great post, I agree 100%. Repped.

Clippersfan86
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I agree with the too much, too soon stigma and hype jealousy. Instigating in subtle ways is also a big part of it.

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I actually think Blake is having a redemption season. As his game has improved (jumpers, FT%, less complaining, etc.) I've started to notice more people on sites like ESPN, Youtube, Reddit, etc. come to his defense against the "all he can do is dunk" talk. People are beginning to notice the rest of his game. If he continues his steady improvement, and shows up in the playoffs, I bet that he'll be generally beloved again next season.

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I don't think every altercation that Blake get's into is because of jealousy or envy, I think most of it is how hard people foul him. I don't think anyone wants to get Dunk on, and it's a common basketball rule that you don't give up free buckets so whenever he's full speed heading to the rim or on a fast break He's going to get fouled hard, and that two can cause problems as accidents can happen and Blake could get hurt anytime, it happened to Dwight Howard last year with his Shoulder. So Blake obviously gets pissed. But like I say it's no big deal, and just makes the game a bit more intense and enjoyable to watch. What I don't get his why he's labeled soft because he doesn't retaliate, I think he's tough because he doesn't, it takes allot of restraint from Griffin not to retaliate and it's real unselfish of him. Either way he can't win, If he responds he's labeled stupid and a hot head, and since he doesn't he's labeled soft......


Jordan Crawford isn't a bad guy, this is just a simple miss understanding, nothing big.

Jordan Crawford can ball though, really happy to see how he's improved his game, I thought he was a volume shooting, bad shot taker, that never passed the ball in Washington, but man this year in Boston he's done a complete 180, Not only can he give you the business on Offense but no he rarely takes bad shot's and He actually is a willing passer, his ball handling skills are sick. He's going to get Paid.

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This thread is familiar to my "Blake isn't soft, he's a trouble maker thread" or whatever it was called. LOL

Yeah, Blake has a way of getting in other players' and even opposing coaches' (see Mark Jackson) heads.

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People hate Blake because of jealousy period. IF you can't have him he must be an arse,but if you could he would be a god. But he is ours.

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Did anybody see Rondo try to trip Blake after a shot he made? Smh! I've never liked him. ... look it up, it's after Blake knocks down that fade away jumper and ends up on their bench.

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The leg lock was funny but confusing because I think if he would of been caught and got a t the later tech would of got him kicked.

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I lol'd so hard when I saw him lock legs with Jordan Crawford... Then he was yelling "cry, cry, cry" to Jordan Crawford.... Then he used some curse words..

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Ok I think he said "cry cry cry...man shut the f*ck up man, sit the f*ck down." lol

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^ Hahaha that's awsome.

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  1. Blake got lots of commercials and endorsements as a rookie. Barkley was pissed that he got more than LeBron. I'm sure players resent this. He's Mr Pretty Boy Hollywood.

  2. He embarrassed players with his dunks. He was going to dunk on Carmelo and Carmelo clocked him rather than being posterized. Some Old Schooler said that if you embarrassed their team you would pay.

3 He plays physical

4 I have never seen a player have so much trouble with so many players. After ten or so maybe he's causing some of it. Remember Andre Miller got his streak broken because he clocked Blake. To do that Blake must have done something awful. Randolph. Bogout, Cousins, Humphries. Has a coach put a bounty on a player a la Mark Jackson? I'm sure more. Zbo is a thug but he doesn't interact with anyone else like that even when he was a Clip.

  1. He complains about every call that doesn't go his way.

6 Kobe is a jackass and Barkley. Stockton and Malone were anal sphincters but this never happened to them

He plays his part in his woes

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Blake Griffin reminds me of John Cena, they kind of look alike too, Success brings haters, a lot!

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Pleas don't compare Blake to John Cena, (WRESTLING FAN HERE!!!) Blake didn't pretend to be something he's not, only to act a different way latter, and he doesn't go behind peoples back's getting them fired or keeping them pushed down. What you see is what you get with BG, he doesn't hide behind his gimmicks, nor does he use his status and popularity within to put himself over or derail other's, a huge reason why John Cena is hated, so I guess you can call me another Cena Hatter.

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