Williams Calls Out Griffin for Taunting
(Hornets coach Monty) Williams says the Clippers are over the top with their taunting of opponents and continue to establish a reputation as floppers. He specifically singled out All-Star forward Blake Griffin, who along with Chris Paul is a leader on a team dubbed “Lob City” for its myriad alley-oop dunks.
“Who is the common denominator with all this fluff going around the league every night? Blake Griffin,” said Williams, whose team blew a 13-point lead and lost to Los Angeles 107-98 at the Staples Center on Sunday night. “We play the same way every night — we don’t dunk, we don’t stare at people, we don’t taunt people.”
Griffin said he doesn’t believe he taunts opponents. He said if anything, he has had to bear the brunt of harder fouls as teams make a concerted effort to prevent him from driving to the basket and creating highlights.
“It starts to wear on you, but I’ve got to make sure I keep a level head,” Griffin said.