An incident occurred over the weekend involving NBA All Star and Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin who broke a bone in his hand during the altercation.
The issue occurred between Griffin and Clippers’ assistant equipment manager, Matias Testi.
According to GlobalGrind, eyewitnesses saw Blake and Matias’ altercation as the two of them exchanging verbal insults. Their exchange then lead to an argument during which Blake first hit Matias. After being hit, Matias left the restaurant, but Blake followed him outside.
While outside, Blake then proceeded to hit the assistant equipment manager once more, this time, connecting a hit to his face.
Both Blake and Matias’ road trip was cut short as they were on a team road trip and both were sent home following the fight.
Griffin took to social media to give his thoughts and side of the story.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) January 27, 2016
Head coach Doc Rivers commented, “I’m not satisfied with anything. I’m talking about a non-basketball issue right now. No, I’m not satisfied with anything right now. … For them, we have a responsibility once we decide to play in this league to conduct ourselves in a certain way, and that’s something we talked to them about (Monday). We represent the Clippers, and we have to continue to do that. Everything that happens, obviously, you try to turn into a teaching lesson for your players.”
Blake is expected to be out anywhere between four to six weeks.