I’m not exactly sure Blake Griffin and “nice” go hand-in-hand, but according to Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups, that’s exactly how he’d describe teammate Blake Griffin.
The long time NBA veteran appeared on ESPN’s First Take this morning and dished on a handful of topics, one of which was the aforementioned Griffin.
The show hosts suggested that Griffin was viewed as “soft” around the league, something Billups didn’t agree with, though he did say he feels Griffin is too kind on the court.
“I don’t agree that Blake Griffin is soft. But what I will say about Blake is that he’s maybe too nice of a guy,” Billups said. “Because there’s been times in games where people take shots at Blake. And I tell him if that’s me, you’re going to have to take this two- or three-game suspension, and I’m going to punish somebody.
“That’s just how I’m built. Blake is not really built like that. He’s … too soft of a guy inside for him to be like, ‘All right, I’m just going to hurt somebody.’ He just won’t do it. I wish he would, and I think that people would look at him a lot different if he did that. But he’s just not that kind of person.”