Blake Griffin brought an edge to L.A. for his first game there against the Clippers. He shunned Clippers owner Steve Ballmer’s pre-game handshake then jawed with Patrick Beverley after the game.
But it was Griffin’s conduct in the Pistons’ next game that got him fined.
Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin has been fined $15,000 for verbal abuse of a game official, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident occurred at the conclusion of the Pistons’ 100-94 loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday, Jan. 14
I can’t tell exactly what Griffin said, but given his body language and my limited lip-reading, it’s not shocking he got fined.