Blake Griffin hurt in fight with member of team's equipment staff
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin injured his right hand after hitting a member of the team's equipment staff during an argument, multiple sources told ESPN's Michael Eaves.
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 hand in the incident, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne early Tuesday morning.
The equipment staffer's face was injured, 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."
"We almost got 'em" is a great opening line after a 30-point loss. It was also just the tee that propped up the ball for a Popovich home run.
"I'm glad my general manager wasn't in my locker room or I might've gotten fired."
Leave it to the master Popovich to turn a blowout loss into an uppercut shot at another team. One would have to think Popovich is referring to the Cavaliers there who fired David Blatt after a 34-point loss to the Warriors despite a 30-11 record at the time.