News

Blake Griffin Said He Felt Disrespected After Being Traded By The Clippers

By Daryl Nelson
pixel_start

Blake Griffin said he felt dissed when he was traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Detroit Pistons in 2018.

Griffin was the Clippers' star player at that time, and the team even hung up a digital version of his jersey — as to say they'd officially retire it one day.

“I didn’t want the [free agency] pitch anymore than anybody else did," he told Yahoo Sports. "To me it wasn’t about the fake jersey retirement, that’s not when I was like, ‘oh yeah, I’m signing back here.’ It was the best decision at the time for me. At the end of the day, the only thing that I wish happened differently was I wish they had given me the same respect like some teams give to guys when they say, ‘hey, we’re gonna go in a different direction and we want to make this work for everybody.’" 

Griffin then said the Clippers' front office wasn't honest with him about being traded.

"I went in and asked somebody in the front office on the day of. It was tip-toed around," he explained. "[They said] you’ll be the first call, that didn’t happen. I completely understand if a team wants to go in a different direction. I just wish I had been privy to the information before everybody else was.”

pixel_end
Posted In: News Sports

Discuss

News Offset Shows Off His Brand New Custom Ford Raptor Truck Offset Shows Off His Brand New Custom Ford Raptor Truck / News News New [Old] Eminem Track "Nut Up" Leaks New [Old] Eminem Track "Nut Up" Leaks / News Sports JAY-Z & Colin Kaepernick Disagree On Whether They Spoke Before Hov's NFL Deal JAY-Z & Colin Kaepernick Disagree On Whether They Spoke Before Hov's NFL Deal / Sports News NYPD Makes Ruling On Police Commander Who Threatened To End 50 Cent NYPD Makes Ruling On Police Commander Who Threatened To End 50 Cent / News News Amber Rose Cancels Slutwalk After Sluts Turn on Her Amber Rose Cancels Slutwalk After Sluts Turn on Her / News News Blueface Bought A Diamond Bandana Collar Chain Blueface Bought A Diamond Bandana Collar Chain / News