O'Neal Confronts Blake Griffin In Postgame Hallway

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Jermaine O'Neal confronted Blake Griffin after the Los Angeles Clippers' win over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.

Griffin was talking to friends and taking pictures when O'Neal approached him in the postgame hallway.

"Why you going to walk up on me like that?" Griffin asked O'Neal. "Leave that ... on the court. Leave that ... on the court."

O'Neal snarled, shook Griffin's hand and walked away.

"Man, I'm a monster off the court," O'Neal said, turning away.

Before Griffin walked into the postgame interview room, he responded.

"Man, get out of here with that," Griffin said.

The two had gotten into an altercation in the fourth quarter on Wednesday.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow ... z2vmkHqB9z

Icecoldclipper
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Mind games the handshake was odd if he wanted to intimidate Blake. No doubt Mark Jackson planted the seed if it was an intimidation move I'm hoping being a J.O. fan that him coming up to Blake was out of respect and Blake was being defensive when he saw him coming. Doc will figure it out and handle it.

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Love this new blake. Dominate on the floor talk some **** and send these chumps home crying.

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Warriors players are sore losers. I don't like them one bit. The game was over idk why oneal had to go up to Blake. They think being "thugs" will win games. They are fake thugs.

Yesterday clearly showed we are the better team. We beat them without Redick and Crawford.

REDUCE523
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Lol must be all the Kia money Blake is getting.

comeONcraig
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Hilarious... GS fans claiming that JO put some fear into Blake after that little hallway situation. haha.

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its funny. O Niel confronts Blake after the game yet all these GSW fans swear their team isn't a bunch of thugs. But hey if I learned something from Memphis fans its that you can always excuse bad behavior by calling it "physical."

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He should ask for a refund from the anger-management therapist he was forced to go to after the malice at the palace.

ClipperPostman
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Has nothing to do with being a "Thug". Not sure what that is

suppose to mean. These guys are basketball players not "Thugs".

This story sounds odd and full of holes. Why would he confront him in

the hallway then shake his hand. Doesn't make sense.

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LOL, apparently they didn't see how our whole team was laughing at Jermaine and his studio-gangsta act all game?

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lol i really hope we match up with these pretenders in the first round

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we have a problem with the Warriors players. They cheap shot our guys, hence I like to call them thugs. Warriors fans on the other hand deny their players do this, kind of how Grizzlies fans deny that their players are thugs too. O'Neal waiting for Blake and attempting to fight him while he was in the hallway just validates what type of culture they have over there. Now they can't deny how their players are

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"Monster off the court" lol! easy to say than done, Blake might knock him out if they will fight mano y mano.

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This is a question I've seen come up on other boards so I'll ask it here. Why is it so many bigs have an issue with Griffin? West was ejected for throwing the elbow at Griffin and I honestly didn't see anything to provoke him but he was pissed. I think he's had a couple of other players take issue with him to.

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Well there are a lot of reasons that you may come up like shoving, pushing which of course are common for bigmen. But did you all the think of the other reason outside of basketball like a possibility that griffin has a unique hormone that stimulates aggression.

jarca
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But Mark Jackson is a religious preacher! Lol. That two face persona that the players got from their coach

A_DOG_NAMED_BUD
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Clipper players, Collison in particular, should be used to playing against cry babies.

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Yes, last night was amazing. My wife and I went down courtside to get photos with the players, and the Reverend himself was walking by. I yelled at him and called him a punk. He looks like a snake oil salesman

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Great question.

ClippersDA
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I love blake and this isn't a critique, but he is clearly an instigator.

He is just smart enough not to get caught. Love it

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What is he instigating, I mean if talking mess is instigating then How come Westbrook isn't attacked on a regular, I mean what about GP or MJ, they talked mess more than anybody. I mean please, it's freaking basketball, I myself talk mess every time I take the court and I really start popping off when somebody wants to take it their. This isn't tennis man, everybody runs their mouth, It's not instigating. I guess man, what do people want him to be like, DWIGHT HOWARD!!!! Quire boy Howard. Don't say anything Blake people can't handle your dominance they get mad and take things personal when you tell them they're not going to do nothing and your going to run through them "All Night Long". I mean why should we be so bothered with Blake getting hit, it's not like it's hurting the Team, we get a Free Basket every time it happens, good job Blake, he's been watching "The Undertaker", he's become a Master at Mind Games.

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He embarrasses people by posterizing them, and his athleticism, strength, and motor make him extremely frustrating to guard, especially once you add in his passing skills and newly-improved jumper and FT's. Eventually, opposing bigs lose their cool and take it out on him hoping to "get in his head," but even that fails because Blake doesn't retaliate. The whole thing is stupid and boring, hopefully it's just a phase that eventually comes to an end as opposing players begin to accept that Blake is not going to give them their desired reaction.

ClippersDA
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He is very physical under the basket. I don't think he should change. But when he goes crashing to the floor tangled up with someone, usually he has some culpability. He plays mind games, which I like. He is smart. He frustrates others.

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That's actually a very good question and there can only be 2 answers ,either they are tired of being embarrassed (and posterized) when they go up against him so they fight him, but my guess is that he is very good at trash talking at getting into their heads and we just don't hear it because we can't. I would love to mike-up Blake for a game and hear what may come out of his mouth. Afterall in his short career he has had tutelage from some of the best trash talkers in the league (Chauncy, CP3, an others).

Other thought,I can't believe the LA Times covered the incident as we have all heard and read about it,but it says the NBA is looking into how much to fine, if there is going to be a fine, O'Neal AND BLAKE for the incidents on and off court. BLAKE???? Seriously?

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MY bay area friend that went to the game with me says all the radio up there is talking about what a sissy Blake is that he didn't fight when pushed.

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I think he learned it from Zach

A_DOG_NAMED_BUD
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LOL, it sounds like they're talking about Blake and the Clippers more than the sports talk radio down here in SoCal. It's been all Phil Jackson and the Lakers the past few days.

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I think Chauncey

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The coverage on the Lakers is ridiculous. We beat Golden State, 9 game winning streak, finding our groove, still have great injured players coming back, and getting hot right before the playoffs and the coverage is about Phil going to New York and why he hasn't signed the contract.

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I know many do not read newspapers but some of us old farts still do. The LA Times had 3/4 of the front page that day devoted to the Lakers and their barking at each other with big pictures of Jeannie and Little boy Buss, one half a front page single column about us winning our 9th, no picture.

the Long Beach Press Telegarm was full page Lakers and inside was 1/8 of a page about our game,I think we made page 4.

I like 570 radio now as the canned a lot of the local homers and I don't have to listen to the greatness of banner and banners and Kobe Kobe Kobe all effing day. What to me,as a Dodger fan,finds sad is 570 is our flagship station and no one ever covers baseball. Give us 10 minutes anyway. Most of us no longer can get the Dodgers on TV in any form and if the radio blows us off we are out.

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What's up with all the warrior players ralking ****...

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570 has Off-season Dodger Talk every weekday though. I'm not sure how long the show is, but it is dedicated to the Dodgers.

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There is the difference between playing hard and outplaying people to where it frustrates them and instigating. I don't get think of Blake as an instigator, there are a lot of jealous player who said all he could do was dunk and I think they are now pissed he is proving them wrong.

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If o'neal did that to lebron or Durant he would have been suspended.

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http://m.sfgate.com/sports/jenkins/arti ... 321179.php

I have no words...I really really don't like the warriors. The journalists up there are morons writing this story.

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There is an old guy named Jermaine

To him I will make it quite plain

Your game's in the past

and you're quite an ass

Blake's shadow is where you'll remain

Burma Shave

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looks like Blake talked about his mama lol. Though I really do wonder what he said. Reminds me of that KG Melo incident.

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lol BRILLIANT! Well done.

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IMHO the problem with the NBA today and I guess many fans. NO longer is having skill and ability far beyond that of a mortal man make a player or a team great,if that player or that team doesn't have a least one punch out fight per game you are a soft, sissy team. When did ability become 2nd to fighting?

SMH at that mentality.

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Didn't Carmelo get suspended for approaching KG in the tunnel after the game a while back?

toohipcliptoslip
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KG said Carmelo's wife tasted like honey. Melo should have been given permission to deck him on the spot. KG once trash talked a guy who survived cancer "You're a cancer survivor" just to get under his skin. I think it was Villanueva. KG should have been punched out.

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Haha Villanueva didn't survive cancer, he has alopecia, which means he can't grow hair, and KG made the cancer joke as if he was in chemotherapy.

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Rumor was, "Honey Nut Cheerios."

JQuick32
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True... but KG is capable of much worse. He told Duncan "Happy Mothers' Day" once after Duncan's mother died.

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KG also said happy mother's day mother****** to Duncan. Duncan just ignored him and dominated his ass.

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Knowing Duncan's mom just passed

CP3Heliflopter
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His mom passed away when he was a kid. Still messed up though.

Jerediscool
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Not that I'm defending KG at all, but people seem to be making the stories into way bigger deals than they originally are.

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Do you think Blake is like KG? I see Blake doing things within the game To annoy, and maybe talking trash. I can even see him doing some sneaky yet dirty tricks here and there (at least that's what it looked like with Faried in my opinion), but talking some $h!t that is way out of line like KG I don't see it.

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I want him to be like Duncan. Just dominate. KG's trash talking hasn't gotten him anywhere.

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