Watch: 6-ft J.J. Barea gets the best of 6-10 Blake Griffin
Never let a guy a foot shorter than you get the upper hand. Yet, that is exactly what happened Thursday night in Dallas.
Mid way through the 3rd quarter of the Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers game being played in Dallas, Mavericks point guard J.J Barea got tangled up with Clippers bruiser Blake Griffin.
Griffin delivered a very hard screen at the top of the key, jolting Barea who was not happy about it.
At all....(ed.note---video at the bottom because the new SportsBlog has yet to allow us to put it in the middle of a story)
In case you were wondering, the 6 foot tall Barea did get tossed from the game for a "Flagrant 2" foul. But...he left to a standing ovation from the Mavericks faithful many of whom seem to feel like Griffin is a bit of a show-off/bully.
It's strictly a reputation thing, something you may not agree with if you are a Clippers fan....but if you are an NBA West team, you might.
If you are keeping score, the Mavericks did win the game 97-95 keeping their feint playoff hopes alive.