Steve Balmer going for a handshake, Blake runs away。
[–]Knicks notNOTyouraveragejoe 3863 points 5 hours ago
Blake fucking sprints away lol
[–]Thunder Leavingtheecstasy 2035 points 5 hours ago
Shit Id be furious if I was him. They lied to my face, then traded me and then try to shake my hand on some "it was just business" shit.
[–]Warriors catalbaReborn 162 points 5 hours ago
Fuckina. Compared him to Gandhi and MLK then shipped his ass off to Detroit.
[–]Nuggets PancakeTaughtMe 112 points 4 hours ago
Maybe the Clippers were making the comparison to the MLK and Gahndi assassinations as in they were going to assassinate his career by sending him to Detroit
[–]Celtics James_NY 45 points 5 hours ago
Sure, but why run away?
[–]Lakers caughtinthought 275 锯片加工时需注意的几大因素points 5 hours ago*
If the options are run away, or assault the individual, I applaud Blake for his decision making
[–]Thunder Leavingtheecstasy 37 points 5 hours ago*
Blake real mad. No words need to be said, no punches need to be thrown. Keep a cool head, and get this dude out of my sight. Thats prolly his mental process
[–]Pistons noveler7 132 points 4 hours ago
Hes grown so much
[–][PHI] Ish Smith topper4444 102 points 4 hours ago
Hello? Is this the police? My name is Blake Griffin. I’m 6’10 250 pounds and one of the most powerful players in the NBA, and Steve Ballmer is trying to beat me up
[–][ORL] Mohamed Bamba andrew 1438 points 5 hours ago
I would be livid if I had to move to Detroit from LA
[–]Pistons droolingtortillas 10 points 4 hours ago
This comment is on every blake thread and always makes me sad.
[–]Magic fsuguy0923 41 points 3 hours ago
I’d move to Kazakhstan for 150 mil
[–]possibly notanexpert 33 points 2 hours ago
Probably not if you already had 150 mil though.
[–]East LennoxAve 12 points 3 hours ago
That change had to hurt. He went from the city of stars to motor city. Not that Detroit is a bad place to live but that’s a huge change.
[–]Knicks spotapp 47 points 3 hours ago
At least he went from 13% to 4% state income tax
[–]Bulls Bone_Dogg 1112 points 4 hours ago*
That’s the thing a lot of people don’t seem to understand. When a player gets traded, he’s not just changing outfits. Someone literally says “You live in a different state now.” Lots of shit about their whole life changes.
Edit so you mofos will shut up: I’m not saying oh no poor blake griffin. Just that having a job where you are traded to another job in another place is nuts.
[–]Raptors due11 490 points 4 hours ago
or a different country sometimes
[–]Knicks brohymn 261 points 4 hours ago
guy went from fuckin grade A models like Kendall to fuckin busted ass chicks off 8 mile!
[–]Weight Lifter69 188 points 3 hours ago
he went from hanging out with kanye to hanging out with cheddar bob.
[–]Bulls ethanlan 74 points 3 hours ago
Dude 中国已成为5金产业世界发展的主力军Detroit is actually kinda great and this is pure anectodal but the last time I was there there were hella post college girls living there who were pretty hot, def. gave NYC and Chicago a run for its money
[–]xwhocares3x 102 points 2 hours ago
If you sign a 170 million dollar contract you dont want to live in Detroit because of drunk college chicks.
[–][DET] Henry Ellenson Brownbear97 72 points 4 hours ago
He said in a recent interview (yeah I get why he might have said it) that he really enjoys living in Michigan and that it reminds him a lot of Oklahoma where he grew up.
[–]Knicks Galactic 231 points 4 hours ago
I mean whats he gonna say? "Nah, Detroits a shithole"
[–]Pistons spartyon15 128 points 4 hours ago
Honestly "it reminds me of Oklahoma" hurts more than any dig on Detroit ive heard
[–]Belvedre 68 points 4 hours ago*
If youre an NBA player you should have the mindset that everything can change in one day though. Much easier said than done mind.
[–]Cavaliers locoa53l 127 points 3 hours ago
I mean Blake had just signed a max deal and was told he wasn’t going to be traded right?
[–]Belvedre 35 points 3 hours ago
I agree but still ur agents need to be telling you things can just change all of a sudden. If i was an NBA player i would think of myself as an employee of the league not of a specifc franchise and that i cam be relocated at any time
[–]Thunders exualsiduction 28 points 3 hours ago
thats nice in theory but then (most) players wouldnt be able to perform 100% knowing theyre not really committed to the team
[–]bballplayer97 102 points 5 hours ago
I mean Blake got a fat contract that no one but the clippers could’ve given him. It’s not like it was a complete betrayal.
[–]Mdgt_Pope 291 points 5 hours ago
Their recruiting pitch was focused around his jersey being retired for the clippers. Then they traded him 6 months later.
I’d call it a bit of a betrayal.
[–]oakled 103 points 5 hours ago
They told him he was going to be the face of the franchise bro what?
More than that, they compared him to MLK and Lincoln
[–]Suns mrsuns10 28 points 4 hours ago
I want to be compared to MLK and Lin--
Wait they were both assassinated
[–]Thunder Leavingtheecstasy 138 points 5 hours ago
They told him he was going to be the face of the franchise bro what?
Its a complete betrayal. Money doesnt justify stabbing me in the back almost immediately.
[–]Shake thatYam 20 points 3 hours ago
They may still retire his jersey... He leads their franchise in several categories.
[–]Lakers imthatguydavid 6 points 2 hours ago
They need to hang something up there. Even Taylor swifts got a banner in staples center
[–]Wizards LastRedCoat 18 points 5 hours ago
Im embarrassed to admit how few figures it would take for me to be fine with someone stabbing me in the back.
[–]Thunder Leavingtheecstasy 16 points 5 hours ago
well yeah, were not making millions. That would change our lives exponentially.
For him, he didnt get anything he wanted. and he got left a paycheck which makes a difference but not significant enough to justify losing the exact things he wanted.
[–][DET] Aron Baynes RatchetRooster 1967 points 5 hours ago
Id be pissed if I got traded to my franchise too
[–][DET] Ben Wallace Helmet_Touch_ 141 points 5 hours ago
To his credit, he’s had a great attitude since coming here and has been giving more effort on the court than a lot of his teammates have been
[–]Wild Yams 282 points 5 hours ago
I think hes just wanting to keep that Clippers curse off him now that hes free of them.
[–]Raptors slamdunk23 1460 points 5 hours ago
I thought they were just joking around with each other but Blake really doesn’t want to see him lol
[–]Nets LanaRhoades- 1007 points 5 hours ago
Blake wanted to grow his brand in LA where all the stand up comedians and entertainment business is
And they send him to Detroit, of course he is mad
[–]Mavericks Greentempo 325 points 5 hours ago
They compared him to Nelson Mandela then sent him off to Detroit lmfaooo
[–]San Diego Clippers Wu_Tang_In_a_Pouch 151 points 4 hours ago
What they didn’t tell Blake was that they were the apartheid regime in this comparison
[–]Pelicans dadaistGHerbo 9 points 2 hours ago
Blake, you’re Nelson Mandela...but we’re Donald Sterling. Get the fuck out of here
[–]NicenessIsATrap 237 points 5 hours ago
its not about the lie its that he lost his LA life. , he doesnt get to do standup as much, theres probably tons more business opportunities and his general lifestyle changed.
[–]Celtics noposters 18 points 4 hours ago
He is literally trying to build a comedy production company, and now cant do it.
[–]Help ACC 63 points 5 hours ago
yeah, his post-nba career definitely took a hit
[–]Rockets BeerDrinkingWeather 44 points 4 hours ago
It’s not like he is unable to move to LA once his playing days are over
[–]Help ACC 165 points 4 hours ago*
sure, but I feel its a lot better to get your start as the cool nba star that slowly adjusts to the stand-up/entertainment world and then just naturally fits in after he retires than to be the 40 year old former star athlete thats trying to build connections with an audience that doesnt really know/care who you were.
staying in LA would have helped his development as an entertainer and would have helped gain familiarity with audiences so by the time he retires he doesnt enter the scene as an unknown
if hes good hell make it either way, but the process would have probably been a lot more natural if hed stayed in LA
[–][OKC] Raymond Felton DTttfu 1159 points 5 hours ago*
Oh my god hahahahahaha
[–][CLE] Cedi Osman llewellynjean 296 points 6 hours ago
It be like that sometimes
[–]WeRightHere 79 points 6 hours ago
Love it. I would do the same shit.
Shoutout to all the other unforgiving, vengeful, petty people out there.
[–]Bulls thechickenwang 53 points 5 hours ago
When you see someone you really hate, you just want to gtfo of there lmao. Probably wanted to make it clear he is not in speaking terms with Balmer.
[–][SAC] Kevin Martin km912 454 points 5 hours ago
I can’t believe it actually happened lol it’s worse than I imagined.
[–]Nets TankwagonDoubletift-Zeebbee 37 points 5 hours ago
I mean, it looks just like I imagined it but actually seeing it is so much more funny
[–]Thunder Leavingtheecstasy 29 points 5 hours ago
wtf I love blake now
[–][MEM] Bryant Reeves preme1017 209 points 5 hours ago
ladies and gentlemen...... we got him
[–]NBA rv_ 444 points 5 hours ago
Balmer = me
Blake = Cute girl when I approach her
[–]BillNyeCreampieGuy 101 points 3 hours ago
Balmer = me
Blake = the dreams I wanted to achieve
[–]Clippers crvise 51 points 3 hours ago
Balmer = smart and healthy life choices
Blake = me
[–]SMRTGuy297 22 points 6 hours ago*
Blake running like hes a 5 year old kid who saw a stranger at a party and is running back to his mom.
[–]NBA RomanVandal 183 points 5 hours ago
Ran away like Ballmer was a multilevel marketer asking him if he ever dreamed of being a millionaire.
[–]Trailblazin15 44 points 4 hours ago
I almost got sucked in to that shit. A lot of brainwashed people man
[–]Knicks LittleNewYork 78 points 6 hours ago
Steves gonna cry, isnt he?
[–]Kings TheFoxKing5 110 points 6 hours ago
I bet Steve is looking at his teams record and not having that contract on his team and is pretty happy tbh.
[–]Knicks LittleNewYork 51 points 5 hours ago
I think you missed the joke. Hes known for crying during the KD to Clippers campaign presentation.