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Former Sooner Blake Griffin does a Q&A with Sports Illustrated, talks about Ibaka incident

Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm •  Published: April 24, 2013
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, puts pressure on Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin as he tries to take a pass during the second half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 93-91. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, left, of Spain, puts pressure on Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin as he tries to take a pass during the second half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 93-91. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

It’s the playoffs and that means more time for Blake Griffin to be … well, Blake Griffin.

You know, back-to-the-future Blake. Harry Caray Blake. and just all-around funny Blake.

But the former Oklahoma star is pretty tame in his recent interview with SI.com’s Jimmy Traina.

The Clippers forward admitted to watching the Houston-Oklahoma City playoff games, saying “It’s one of those things that you can’t control so you just watch for tendencies and to see how the teams execute in the playoffs.”

A few questions later, the infamous incident when Serge Ibaka hit Griffin below the belt was brought up.

SI.com: You were involved an incident earlier this season in which Serge Ibaka hit you below the belt. You said after you were going to start wearing a cup. Do you wear a cup?

Griffin: No, but maybe I should now. That was all a joke, but as this series goes on, I might think about it. Maybe if we make it to Oklahoma City, I might actually have to bring it out.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, shoots over Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, shoots over Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Q&A is quite long. You can find it in its entirety here, including Griffin’s least favorite song, Kobe live tweeting the Lakers game and if he’d ever do a reality show. But before you go, there was one more question brought up about another incident involving Griffin and an NBA player reaching below the belt.

SI.com: …you’re all over the blogs today thanks to an incident Monday in which it looked like Memphis’ Zach Randolph grabbed you in a sensitive area.

Griffin: [Laughing] I didn’t even realize it at the time, but I was told his hand got pretty close. I don’t remember him grabbing it. I don’t think he did it on purpose. When I was watching the film last night, I saw it, but there wasn’t grab.


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