Former Brooklyn Nets player Blake Griffin threw a little shade in the direction of his previous team this week as he complimented the “welcoming” atmosphere he has received in the first few days of his tenure with the Boston Celtics.

At the end of September, Griffin decided to continue his NBA career for a twelfth season by signing a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics, after a year and a half in Brooklyn playing for the Nets. The 33-year-old is in that common situation that many former perennial All-Stars reach towards the end of their career. As they take team-friendly contracts with contenders as they pursue their first or another championship.

Griffin’s move from the Nets to the Celtics will likely be viewed as a lateral one since both are expected to be serious contenders to reach the NBA Finals in 2022-2023. However, during a media scrum at the Celtics practice facility this week, the former Los Angeles Clippers star revealed that he noticed a stark difference between the Nets and Celtics locker room despite both teams being winning groups with championship potential.