Ameer Ali Hip Tosses Blake Griffin, Gets Ejected During NCAA Tournament Game, Oklahoma Vs Morgan State

Blake Griffin Gets Tossed By Morgan State's Ameer Ali. Ali Gets Tossed By The Ref [Hip Toss Video]

3/20/09 in NCAABB   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Ameer Ali got ejected for this hip toss of Blake Griffin during Oklahoma's 82-54 route of Morgan State last night. I have no idea what Ali was thinking, other than he really was getting sick of getting destroyed  by Griffin and the Sooners, and wanted to leave the game.

He was immediately tossed, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him suspended for a few games to start next year, which will be his sophomore season.

There's no place in the tourney for crap like this, and hopefully they throw the book at him. It was clearly intentional in my mind, and he could have severely injured Griffin, arguably the best player in the country. Fortunately for Oklahoma, Griffin was fine.

This is just one more reminder that one freak play could change the course of the entire tournament. Let's hope that something like this doesn't happen again.
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3/20/09   |   billywa   |   658 respect

Funny thing was, the missus comes in and asks how my beloved Sooners were doing (I married a Jayhawk btw) and, as I'm saying, "They're doing fine, I'm just wondering why Blake Griffin is still in the ga..." he suddenly go ass over teacups WHUMP!!!!!!!

3/20/09   |   claudiomota3

Griffin looks like a gorilla. He probably would kill Ali

3/20/09   |   ChargerJim   |   80 respect

What a dumba$$.....Putting himself over the team.......REAL SMART!!!!

3/20/09   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Stupidity, plain and simple, on Ali's part. 

3/20/09   |   lilkeithw   |   3 respect

that was a pretty impressive flop there...or a pretty great judo throw.  How much does Griffin weigh?

3/20/09   |   niseton

Lucky that he was not injured, would of been in a key loss for his team, good poise u r right pat.

3/20/09   |   xtra_ill   |   539 respect

I guess Ali's thinking was "I'm the greatest..... in judo"?

3/20/09   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

I'm very impressed that Griffin DIDN'T go off on him and beat the crap out of him. Excellent poise there, and showed a lot of mental and physical toughness that will impress NBA heads.

3/20/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4216 respect

How many Oklahoma fans did this world lose last night due to heart attacks?  Personally, I think Ali could probably be charged with murder.

3/20/09   |   AC22

if i was blake # 32 i would have bet his ass