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

by 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.

by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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