Yes you read that headline correctly, apparently Blake Griffin’s recent hand injury, the one keeping him out of the Clippers current road trip, is a result of punching a member of the Clippers equipment staff after an argument.
According to ESPN Reporter Michael Eaves,”…Griffin and the equipment staffer got into an argument in a restaurant during the team’s trip to Toronto. Griffin hit the man, who then left the restaurant and went outside. Griffin followed him outside and hit him again.”
Griffin must have just watched Apollo with some teammates on their road trip in Toronto.
ESPN sources tell @ramonashelburne and I that Blake Griffin has suffered suspected broken hand in undisclosed team-related incident
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 26, 2016
According to Stein, Griffin suffered a right hand fracture in the incident.
Could this have led to the now infamous scuffle…
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) January 26, 2016
Here is behind the scenes footage of the incident…
Blake Griffin reportedly injured hand after altercation with equipment staffer We have this exclusive reenactment pic.twitter.com/Jt5YL26yYb
— OddsShark (@OddsShark) January 26, 2016
All joking aside, Blake Griffin should be reprimanded for this incident. He showed a lack of respect for his teammates by comprising his ability to be on the court with them on this important road trip.