Earlier in the day, Daryl Morey made the headlines after some talk about the MVP. There were some repercussions to his actions.
Well, the internet and airwaves are going crazy over his comments, including Clippers star player Blake Griffin.
The Los Angeles Clippers were able to re-sign their franchise player earlier in free agency and lock him down for awhile. The big man was linked to the Rockets earlier in the summer, but now is making fun of the team’s General Manager.
Here’s his tweet:
honestly, we should do away with championships too. seems dumb to me. participation trophies for everybody. don't @ me https://t.co/Hdnow9GoQO
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) July 31, 2017
This tweet was in response to a post from Sports Illustrated’s Ben Golliver that said:
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) July 31, 2017
While Daryl Morey was certainly feeling a like hot-takey today, Blake Griffin still had no need to make this comment. Morey, like many Rockets fans, felt like the Beard was wronged by not receiving the MVP award. Should he have gone to the media about it? Probably not. But at least the fans know that Morey stands up for his star.
As much as Rockets fans might want to deny it, Westbrook certainly had a good case for MVP. He led a truly pitiful team to the playoffs and had great numbers. That does not make Harden’s season any less spectacular, though.
Sirius XM NBA Radio had some interesting thoughts on the matter. When I was listening, they said that Morey should have said something when Rockets broadcaster Bill Worrell voted James Harden third in MVP in the 2015-2016 season. This season was the one that Harden did not make an All-NBA team.
NBA Radio was accusing Worrell of being a homer (something he has never been accused of before…right guys? Anyone?). They wanted Morey to say when his own employees wronged the system. While their point was certainly a stretch, it is still interesting to think about.