Wow! Blake Griffin Takes Cheap Shot at Detroit Pistons Fans After In-Game Brawl and Booing

Published 11/06/2021, 1:13 AM EDT
Nov 5, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart (28) grabs the ball against Brooklyn Nets forward Bruce Brown (1) and forward Blake Griffin (2) during the first quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Detroit Pistons twice in one week. However, their second win came in a rather close game that saw booing, altercations, and everything worth grabbing popcorn. And this time, the proceedings had a lot more to do with Blake Griffin than with the Nets’ star duo.

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The High Griffinition came into the night after scoring in single figures since the beginning of the 2021-22 season. However, this game proved to be a game changer as he took a flight. But all of that came with loud friction from the fans and an angry play from the Oklahoma-born.

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Blake Griffin against the Detroit Pistons fans

The #1 pick from NBA Draft 2009, Blake Griffin left the Clippers to join the Pistons in the 2017-18 mid-season. Thanks to him, the Pistons reached the 2018-19 playoffs where the 6’9” power forward played two earth-shattering games. However, the injuries never allowed him to deliver his best as the man soon took himself to Brooklyn.

Turns out the Detroit fans never liked that move. Plus, his continued altercations with the Pistons players further worsened the matters. So on October 5th, 2021, after his brief tangle with Isaiah Stewart, the fans decided to boo him as much as possible. 

Later, in the post-game interview, Blake discussed this and reiterated that the fans boo at anyone who leaves the team.

Well, Andre Drummond had spent eight seasons in Detroit as opposed to Blake’s two (complete) seasons.

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How effective was the Brooklyn Nets’ center?

Blake Griffin did what he does best. He stood physical in his defense and extremely intimidating in his offense. As a result, this bad-boy of the Nets did not shy away from taking on Saddiq Bey and came effective in the closing minutes. 

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Apart from his crazy dunk, Blake made his presence felt by keeping his body on the line. With 45 seconds remaining, he stopped Saddiq from pulling off a layup with the Pistons trailing by just 3 points. No wonder why the Nets coach had praiseworthy words ready for his man. 

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Do you think this 13-point night will help Blake gain back his offensive momentum? Help us know in the comments below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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