After Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers for pushing Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, owner Mark Cuban had some fun at Griffin’s expense. “I just feel bad for Blake,” Cuban said prior to Saturday’s game against the Toronto Raptors. “It’s hard to come back from a knockout like that. “We sent flowers to his family — condolences. I can only guess that he’s going to be drinking through a straw for a long, long time, so our thoughts and prayers go out to Blake and his family.” After that scathing sarcasm, Cuban was reminded that the Mavs still have to go to Los Angeles and play the Clippers on April 5. Cuban said: “Don’t be shocked if Blake pulls a hammy before that game.” Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said of the 6-foot-10, 251-pound Griffin’s fall when he was pushed by the 6-foot, 185-pound Barea: “That was such a blatant flop. I don’t want to say that was a super physical play, because then you’re basically conceding that it was a legitimate flagrant 2.
Cuban sends ‘thoughts and prayers’ to Blake Griffin after his run-in with J.J. Barea
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Mar 26