WATCH: Blake Griffin smacks Taj Gibson, gets ejected
MANILA, Philippines – Los Angeles Clippers forward and former NBA Slam Dunk champion Blake Griffin usually lays the smackdown on opposing NBA players by putting them on poster slams, but on Friday, December 11, he literally smacked another guy on the face.
During the third quarter of the Clippers’ game against the Chicago Bulls, Griffin tried to swipe for the ball during a shot attempt by forward Taj Gibson, but instead of getting the leather, he hit Gibson right on the face.
Watch it below:
Griffin instantly went to check on Gibson after he fell, suggesting that it wasn’t an intentional hit. The Bulls forward got up and patted Griffin, signalling that both were cool.
Nonetheless, after a review, the game’s officials gave Griffin a Flagrant two foul, ejecting him from the contest - his second disqualification in a game this season.
Griffin left with 18 points and 11 boards and 5:59 remained in the third quarter. His Clippers, who were down 14 during the ejection, rallied but still lost the game, 83-80. – Rappler.com