Jan 18, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups (1) reacts after making a 3-point basket with one-second left as forward Blake Griffin (32) looks on during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Mavericks 90-89. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Clippers Chauncey Billups Says Blake Griffin Is "Too Nice"

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.”

Nice or not, Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins thinks he should moonlight as an actor.

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