According to the sources, 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 suffered a suspected fracture in his right hand in the incident, sources told ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne early Tuesday morning.
The equipment staffer’s face was injured and he was treated at a local hospital, sources told Eaves. Both Griffin and the equipment staffer were sent home after the incident.
Sources told ESPN that the hand injury is expected to keep Griffin out “a matter of weeks, as opposed to days.”
The Flying Lionnnn! For all of the punishment Blake takes on the court, getting hammered on a nightly basis without showing much emotion, it is shocking that he teed off on member of the Clippers’ equipment staff.
The fact that he hit the guy once, and then followed him outside of the restaurant for round 2 means this equipment guy said some below the belt shit and I, for one, can’t wait to find out what it was that got so deep under Griffin’s skin.
Does Blake have a girlfriend? Have to believe we’re dealing with some Honey Nut Cheerios type of scenario here.
The Clips have gone 11-3 without Blake, who was supposed to return from his quad injury this week. I’m not saying someone sent this equipment staffer out on a suicide mission but I’m not saying someone didn’t either.
Or maybe this guy was just FED THE FUCK UP…