Blake Griffin backflips into sea before withdrawing from Team USA with reported back injury (video)


That video (hat tip: Tom Ziller of SB Nation), according to the title, is Blake Griffin visiting a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea. As you can see, he’s backflipping into the water, which seems like a fun way to spend a vacation.

However, consider this timeline:

Maybe the backflip occurred a year before and was only recently posted to YouTube. Maybe this is one of those back fractures that doesn’t preclude backflips but does interfere with basketball. Maybe Griffin actually injured his back after the playoffs and during or after the backflip. Maybe Griffin didn’t injure his back at all. Maybe…

I won’t pretend to know what happened here, but something doesn’t add up.