"I don't celebrate after dunks. I was calling for a foul. He slapped my arm and I looked at the ref and said that should be a foul."
-Blake Griffin (http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/7407036/no-celebrating-dunks)
I think Griffin is one of the best if not THE best dunker in the league as of now. He is an upcoming star and at this rate, a future Hall of Famer. However, I have not been completely happy with his attitude. I agree that he is often hacked and it is not always called; nevertheless, I do not agree with his response. Today he received a technical for arguing after a play, and soon enough, after every dunk, he stared down the referees seemingly asking for another one. Although I am a HUGE fan of Blake Griffin, I am an even bigger fan of the Clippers and sportsmanship. With this, I believe if he changes his attitude, he will become a better player and the team will benefit also. Every point counts, and there is no reason to lose a silly point because of a technical foul, not to mention it just sours the refs. Rather than staring at the refs, he should run down on defense, I'm sure that would help what we all know is the Clippers' weakspot. I respect him for what he does and I know he doesn't get a all of the calls, but staring at the refs won't help his cause; it is actually accomplishes the complete opposite, it hurts his cause. Every star eventually gets the calls they wish for; Durant gets many calls and so do D-Wade and Lebron. Why? Because they have experience and they let the ref do their job. On the other hand, constant complainers like Kobe Bryant seem to get the raw end of the deal, only receiving a few of what I consider "super star calls". In time Blake CAN have these calls, but only if he realizes that he has the let the refs do their jobs, and at the same time, he has to pay his Rookie and Sophmore dues by dealing with the fouls that were never called. I hope he keeps having high flying dunks and highlight-reel performances, but I hope he can change his attitude for the sake of the team and himself.
What are your thoughts on Griffin's Post Dunk responses?
They are perfectly fine, I don't see anything wrong with what he does. (34 votes)
He SHOULD make the refs know that he was fouled, even if it means staring them down (24 votes)
I don't like it, he should just forget about it and run down on D. (98 votes)
156 total votes