Jason Smith’s Statement On the Blake Griffin Foul

Published: March 24, 2012

Jason Smith apologizes for his foul on Blake Griffin.

“I deeply regret the incident that took place during the 4th quarter of our game vs. the Clippers on Thursday night. Not only do I want to express my sincere apology to Blake Griffin and the Clippers organization, but also to all basketball fans that might have the impression from seeing the play, that it’s okay to go beyond playing aggressive and attempt to injure someone during the course of a game. It’s never been a part of my makeup to intentionally hurt anyone on the court, nor ever will be, and I have the utmost respect for Blake and the game of basketball to ever abuse it in any fashion. I also want to apologize to my teammates, coaches and Hornets fans for the consequences of my actions”

The foul (and the Clippers commentary)


“Do you ever remember a play like that, Ralph. At least in the last 15 years?”

Answer– This happens fairly often, but rarely is it turned into as big of a deal as this became.



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