For a notoriously bad franchise that wrapped up it’s most succesdul season in its history, the Los Angeles Clippers haven’t stayed quiet this offseason. To quickly sum up their offseason in the form of a long (run-on) sentence: They didn’t renew the contract of the most successful Clippers coach ever, Donald Sterling publicly blamed Chris Paul for it, they still have to appease and sign the free agent, part of that process is interviewing a hiring a coach he wants to play for, and most of their roster are free agents.
The Clippers have made a lot of noise this offseason already, everyone except for Blake Griffin. Where in time and space is the Kia driving time traveler this offseason? What does he think about the direction of the Clippers?
ESPN’s Chris Broussard reports that he has nothing to report about the Power Forward. Stephen A. Smith talked for a long time, and louder, but we gathered he knows equally as little.
According to his last Tweet, Blake Griffin is somewhere in 2009, stuck in college, and a helmet.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) June 13, 2013
Or it was Throwback Thursday. That wasn’t very constructive. But Griffin’s modus operandi is not to make a scene off the court. His posterizing dunks are his biggest, and primary, contributions to pop culture that isn’t on tape delay only.
He was one of the big free agent’s last season. He could have shopped his talents around. Or he could have announced his decision to the media at least in person. Instead, on the first day of free agency, he tweeted that he signed a max contract extension with the Clippers. Who does that?
The only news out of Blake Griffin headquarters in recent weeks is out of one of his satellite offices. Chauncey Billups went on TV and said that he thought Blake Griffin was “too nice.” Too nice? Like the kind of nice that doesn’t hold the nation hostage to his every whim with his thoughts and decisions on national television? If that’s what Mr. Billups was referring to I’d say nice is a pretty good thing. But if you want to know what Blake Griffin is up to, he’s going to have to be a lot less nice.
If Chris Paul and other NBA superstars have such a strong opinion about who their coach and teammates are, you’d believe Blake Griffin would be the same way. But his opinion on the direction of the Clippers is very silent. There isn;t much he can do though. Barring an outrageous trade with the Celtics, we know that Blake Griffin will be on the court in a Clippers jersey when the ball is tossed next season.