No one seems to be making enemies around the NBA quicker than Blake Griffin.
On Thursday night as the Sacramento Kings were losing to the Los Angeles Clippers, Griffin battled with DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento big man had some harsh words about the high-flying forward after the contest.
“He’s babied,” Cousins told SI.com. “He’s the poster child of the league. He sells tickets, but he’s babied. Bottom line.”
Cousins was asked who was giving Griffin the preferential treatment.
“The refs, the league — period,” he said. “He gets away with [everything]. He taunts players. Nothing is done. He’s babied.”
For his part Griffin said he wasn;t attacking Cousins during the game tog et him in foul trouble.
“It wasn’t me going at anybody. I don’t want to get that started,” said Griffin, who had Cousins in constant foul trouble. “That’s something that will hopefully go away for him. When guys get frustrated, that’s what happens.”
Cousins responded by saying, “That’s what Blake is going to say because he’s in L.A., where actors belong. And he’s an actor.”
A day earlier in the Clippers’ loss to the Lakers, Griffin dunked on Pau Gasol but the Lakers centre cried foul and if you watch the highlight you will see he clearly has a case.
“I was on my [butt], I woke up, I stood up and told the referee I had a … forearm on my face, on my throat,” Gasol told the Los Angeles Times. “That’s something that needs to be looked at.”
However Gasol’s teammate, Kobe Bryant, had a different assessment of the play.