Blake Griffin was talking to friends in a Staples Center hallway after the Clippers’ victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night when Jermaine O’Neal walked up and got into Griffin’s face.
Griffin was posing for pictures when he was approached by the angry backup center for the Warriors.
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"Why you going to walk up on me like that?" Griffin asked O’Neal. "Leave that … on the court. Leave that … on the court."
O’Neal snarled, shook Griffin’s hand and walked away.
"Man, I’m a monster off the court," O’Neal said, turning away.
Before Griffin walked into the postgame interview room, he responded.
"Man, get out of here with that," Griffin said.
Griffin and O’Neal had gotten into an altercation with 8:55 left in the game.
During a timeout, Griffin walked to the Clippers’ huddle and was followed by O’Neal, who began talking trash.
O’Neal was given a technical foul by the officials, but apparently it wasn’t over for the Warriors’ backup center.