Blake Griffin will fight you if you call him soft

7/11/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

May 3, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50) shoots the ball over Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at FedEx Forum.  Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 118-105.  Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY SportsSeriously guys, stop calling Blake Griffin soft! He doesn’t like you and will fight you to show that he isn’t!

Griffin has a rep around the NBA of being soft, and even his teammate Chauncey Billups alluded to it earlier this year. Well, he doesn’t care what you say... Or does he?

In an interview with ESPN, Griffin said:

"I've never really worried about being called soft or people thinking I'm soft."

Okay good, because everyone was probably going to keep doing it. Oh wait, he’s not okay with it? Griffin went on:

"If anybody wants to step and take that challenge I'm more than happy -- off the court -- because I don't want to get suspended. It's not something that I dwell on. I've never really had a problem with being soft."

Oh! Oh! So he’s just soft ON the court.

Actually, Griffin probably gets abused more than most of the guys in the NBA because he’s a big, physical player. Don’t believe it? Watch this:

If a guy feels like he can just run up and tackle another guy, it much be because he knows there’s a good chance he won’t get called going up against that player.

Griffin is an easy going guy but that doesn’t make him soft. Can we drop this conversation now?

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