In the video, it appears that Blake Griffin looks off to the side, and sees that he is the focus of the live camera. That’s when Griffin took advantage of live TV to yank the Clippers’ trainer’s head to the side a bit forcefully. The Clippers’ trainer appeared to be working on Blake’s knee when the prank happened. Kevin Harlan admonished the Blake Griffin prank as he watched it live on air.
“Noooo, don’t do that.”
Meanwhile, YouTube folks are agreeing with the announcer, stating that even buddies shouldn’t joke around like that — especially to someone performing their medical job. The only concern is how forcefully Blake jerked the trainer’s head, beyond the humiliation of joking around in that manner. Meanwhile, most folks realized Griffin was just pulling off a silly little prank, and are happy that Blake Griffin has been named an All-Star Game starter, as reported by NBA.com, which notes that the Clippers forward will start in the NBA All-Star Game for the fourth straight year in a row, and make his fifth appearance therein. Blake said he was humbled by the honor.
“It’s something I don’t take for granted. I’m very thankful for the fan votes and humbled by it. It’s a cool weekend to get together and kind of play a relaxed game but at the same time try to put on a show. It’s for the fans.”
No matter what, all the melee over the head-grabbing incident didn’t stop Blake Griffin and the Clippers from clobbering the Nets and winning by 39 points, reports the New York Times. Meanwhile, this incident was nowhere near as serious as the time 25-year-old Blake Griffin was charged with battery for allegedly choking and slapping a 39-year-old man because of camera flashes, reports the Inquisitr.
[Image via Blake Griffin head-grabbing YouTube video]