It's been quite the storm here at Clippers Nation ever since the Blake Griffin incident, but hopefully, clearer skies lie ahead of us. I don't think we need to discuss the stupidity of his actions anymore, because at this point, we can all agree upon how bad they were. That being said, outside of one Tweet, Griffin was pretty quiet about the entire episode... until now. On Twitter, Ben Bolch gave some great quotes from both Griffin revolving around the incident.
Blake Griffin just spoke to media and apologized for his actions, said his relationship with Matias Testi was salvageable.— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) February 16, 2016
Blake Griffin said he did not need anger management courses.— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) February 16, 2016
Blake Griffin: "I'm truly, truly sorry for what happened."— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) February 17, 2016
Blake Griffin said hardest part was knowing he let teammates, organization, fans and family down.— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) February 17, 2016
Blake Griffin:"It’s one of those things you can’t take back, so now I’m focused on moving forward and doing the best I can from here on out.— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) February 17, 2016
While it definitely doesn't excuse his actions, overall, it is still encouraging to hear that this is really affecting Blake. We all make mistakes, and this was clearly a big one. Hopefully he can come back soon and make a great impact for the team. Oh, and for everyone worrying about Blake not coming back in a Clippers' uniform, Doc did address that:
Doc Rivers reiterated Clippers aren't trading Blake Griffin.— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) February 17, 2016
Doc Rivers on trade talk: "I think Blake and his people know what's going on. I think it's affected ESPN and all the talk shows."— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) February 17, 2016
Now, even if Blake was being shopped, my guess is that Doc would never actually admit that. With that being said, it doesn't hurt that Doc is denying what we are all hoping.
Video of said interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA7s6ogmYPA