Blake Griffin’s been with the Los Angeles Clippers for his entire NBA career, but after beating up a member of the team’s staff, his days may be numbered. HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop that Blake’s ‘burned a bridge’ with the Clippers and they’re considering trading him!
Blake Griffin, 26, should enjoy his time with the Los Angeles Clippers as much as he can, because he may not be in L.A. for long. While recovering from one injury, the NBA superstar reportedly suffered another while fighting with a staff member, and as HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned, that may have been the final straw.
“Blake has a lot of heat on him right now for basically costing the team a few more weeks without his services,” a source close to the Clippers EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com, “and the organization is pissed. So much so that they have talked about trading him.”
Uh-oh. This drama comes after Blake reportedly got into a fistfight with an equipment staffer during the team’s recent trip to Toronto, according to ESPN. Blake allegedly struck the man in the face twice, and sources told ESPN that Blake possibly suffered a fracture in his hand. The injury will keep him out for “a matter of weeks, as opposed to days.”
Blake has been riding the bench with a quadriceps injury, and having a busted hand on top of that is not doing him any favors. The team is wondering what they can get for him before the NBA’s Feb. 18 trade deadline. “It would clearly have to be for a few amazing players and/or draft picks,” the source tells HollywoodLife.com. While Blake’s trade isn’t a done deal, the source says “it is being thrown around as an option.”
“He is a superstar but they clearly have been winning without him,” the source tells HollywoodLife.com. The Clippers are currently fourth in the Western conference, so it’s possible he’s more valuable getting traded away. “Anything is now on the table. It is going to be a very interesting few weeks to say the least. He really has burned a bridge.”
Blake, sadly, has a history of violence. In 2014, he was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery for allegedly beating up Daniel Schuman inside a Las Vegas nightclub. Blake was annoyed with Daniel’s camera flashes, and allegedly grabbed his phone and neck. Prosecutors dropped charges in March 2015, saying they couldn’t prove the allegations. However, Blake might not get away so lightly this time — as this latest brawl might have cost him a job.
Do you think the Clippers should trade Blake, HollywoodLifers? Or should they keep him?