Did you see/hear about the licking Jason Smith, a New Orleans Hornet, put on Blake Griffith the monster dunkmeister for the Los Angeles Clippers last Thursday?
In the fourth quarter with the home town Hornets leading 89-83, Smith evidently forgot they were playing basketball.
These are they announcers for the Clippers. Compare and contrast that with the spiel delivered by the homer Hornet broadcasters. They really downplay the assault, already diagnosing that the fallen Clipper was okay.
It’s interesting to note that one of the first Clippers to express displeasure to smith was Chris Paul, a former Hornets favorite who had been traded before the season. But the reaction of the fans — Smith’s reaction to them — is disheartening, even if Griffin is the “enemy.” If he had been in their air when Smith hit him…
And how about a hand for the photographers. These pros put their safety on the line in every game (remember The Fortune Cookie?)
The two teams meet on April 22 in Los Angeles. I’d love to be there. Don’t you think there will be some payback? These things have a habit of being policed by the players.