Report: Jermaine O'Neal confronts Blake Griffin after loss
Golden State Warriors forward Jermaine O'Neal confronted Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the hallway outside the Clippers' locker room after Los Angeles' 111-98 win Wednesday night, reports Arash Markazi of ESPN.com.
According to the report, O'Neal waited outside the locker room to to talk to Griffin. When he finally got his chance, a war of words broke out:
The two had a heated conversation that was quickly broken up by a Clippers official who led Griffin to the adjacent news conference room.
Griffin was heard telling O'Neal to "leave that s--- on the court" before the two were separated and briefly shook hands.
With 8:55 left in the game, O'Neal received a technical foul while walking towards the Clippers' bench. O'Neal continued talking to Griffin before O'Neal's teammates and officials led him back to the Warriors' bench.
Griffin finished the game with 30 points and 15 rebounds for the Clippers, who have won nine straight games.
Griffin declined to discuss his conversations with O'Neal after the game.
"Nah," he said. "That's between me and him."