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Hard fouls getting to Griffin's game


08:10 AM ET 04.17 | Blake Griffin feels Derrick Rose's pain. [Griffin] saw Detroit's Charlie Villanueva hit [Rose] across the face Sunday night, opening a gash on the MVP's nose. And while he didn't hear Rose say "I'm sick and tired of people trying to take cheap shots at me. You got to say something," he shares the sentiment. "I'm definitely sick of taking hard hits," Griffin said after the Clippers' shootaround Monday. ... "There's a point, I can't remember what game it was, in my mind where I thought this is kind of ridiculous. I'm sick of it, but it's going to keep on happening." ... The beating Griffin's taken around the rim has impacted him on the court. "It's affected me this year a lot, especially with the referees," he said.

The Orange County Register

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April 17, 2012  08:27 AM ET

"I'm definitely sick of taking hard hits," Griffin said

Then you should get in your Kia and drive on over to the tennis courts.

April 17, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Blake bullies so many players but when they get back at him then he whines? lol

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April 17, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Oops! Shouldn't have said that. Now you're going to be a target because everyone knows it's in your head.

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April 17, 2012  08:57 AM ET

stop staring down opponents after dunks then jerk. what goes around, comes around.

April 17, 2012  08:58 AM ET

stop being a puss with a y at the endgo play badminton

True.. you ever heard Jordan complain about hard hits? How can you live in a house and expect no grass to grow... shut the foul up and play ball or become a nobody in the league like Tracy McGrady.

April 17, 2012  09:03 AM ET

Well If your Gonna Play In The Big Boys Territory, Your Gonna Get Bumped Around A Bit..... MAN UP GRIFFIN!!!!! I swear some of these NBA players Are SOFT!!!!!!! I don't think that they Could Survive One Game playing against some of the teams in the 80's.....

April 17, 2012  09:04 AM ET

But on the other hand, Nice win For the Clippers...... They Look like they can push somebody to 7 games.....

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April 17, 2012  09:07 AM ET

these kids don't understand that the way you earn respect isto have a shiny, round diamond encrusted thingy on your fingerflashy dunks, shiny shoes, tats, a headband covering bald spotsdoesn't get you respect....RINGS do

Exactly..... That's Why guys like Tim Duncan, Kobe, KG,Pierce,Ray-Ray get respect..... and they don't complain about hard fouls..... they just play the damn game.....

April 17, 2012  09:11 AM ET

they need to foul him a tad bit harder

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April 17, 2012  09:14 AM ET

I mean the guy is going to the hole with the express purpose of dunking. WTF does he expect the defender to do? Move over and hand him a milkshake on the way by?

For Real..... It's A Physical Game..... If your gonna posterize everybody in the NBA, Expect people to hit you hard on the Way Up..... Which brings me back to the point that this kid probably wouldn't last 1 game against any team in the 80's......

April 17, 2012  09:17 AM ET

And I Actually Like Blake Griffin..... But i Hate it When these superstars act like they Should get a Free Pass for a dunk And Not Expect anybody to make them earn their points..... back in the day he wouldn't be posterizing anybody because they would take his legs out from under him....


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