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Clippers' Blake Griffin has learned not to be bugged by NBA thuggery
Clippers' Blake Griffin has learned not to be bugged by NBA thuggery

The NBA playoffs are upon us. For Blake Griffin, that means the beginning of his two-sport season. Basketball and Wrestlemania. The days of finesse in Dr. Naismith's game are as long gone as the peach baskets. The sport is about as noncontact as NASCAR. Hard drives to the basket are now life-threatening. There is more holding in an NBA game than there used to be in the back seat at a drive-in movie. For Griffin, a 6-foot-10 and 250-pound superstar, his very existence and fate is defined by his position. He is a power forward. He plays the big guys. They play him. He admits to being physical. He has to be. That is the game now. Before long, the league will be stealing offensive...

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