Steve Nash and Blake Griffin have been rivals within the early 2010s once they performed on rival Los Angeles groups. It seems that they might nonetheless have been rivals final season as participant and head coach.
Kristian Winfield of the New York Day by day Information made a recent appearance on “The Athletic NBA Show.” In the course of the episode, Winfield indicated that there have been some points between Nash and Griffin on the Nets final yr.
“There’s one thing about Blake Griffin that Steve Nash doesn’t like. I’ll simply say that,” mentioned Winfield. “[Or] possibly [more] like, doesn’t really feel is deserving of minutes on a basketball flooring … You had Blake Griffin principally simply losing away many of the second half of the season as a result of he couldn’t hit a shot.
“He did every thing else fairly properly,” Winfield went on about Griffin. “We’re speaking about hustled, grabbing rebounds, making the precise passes, he did these issues properly. However for Steve it boiled right down to, he simply couldn’t hit an open shot, and that was a legal responsibility in order that was it.”
The six-time All-Star Griffin had his worst profession season statistically with the Nets final yr. He averaged 6.4 factors and 4.1 rebounds per recreation and certainly couldn’t throw it into the Atlantic Ocean from deep, taking pictures 26.2% on 3s. By the latter a part of the season, Griffin was out of the rotation fully and started airing out frustrations on social media.