Long-distance relationships are hard. No one knows that better right now than Kendall Jenner and Blake Griffin. Reportedly, the two celebrities have been seeing each other since August 2017, and Kendall made sure to support him from her courtside seats during his time with the Clippers. However, as NBA fans know, Blake was unlikely traded away to the Detroit Pistons; far away from Los Angeles and Jenner.
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The distance between the celebs is certainly a bump in the road. A source has revealed that the relationship has “cooled f.” However that doesn’t mean things have broken f so easily. “He got traded and isn’t local anymore, so they’ve grown apart a bit just because distance” the source continues, “They’re still involved.”
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As Jenner and Griffin are trying to make it work, they’re said to keep in touch. Griffiin was recently hit with a lawsuit by his former fiancee, Brynn Cameron. She’s seeking palimony, as she believes Griffin left her and their two children for Jenner. Griffin told that it is untrue and the claims will be addressed in court. The circumstances surrounding Jenner and Griffin’s relationship are rocky, but we will have to wait and see if they can make it work.
Last night the Los Angeles Clippers parted ways with Blake Griffin, trading him (along with Willie Reed and Brice Johnson) to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic and a first- and second-round draft pick.
The blockbuster trade comes just seven months after the Clippers inked Blake Griffin to a five-year, $171 million contract.
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Griffin was selected by the Clippers #1 overall in the 2009 NBA Draft and spent every season up until this point in Los Angeles, which included five straight All-Star selections and six consecutive playf appearances. This morning, Griffin shared a brief statement regarding his time in Los Angeles, in which he reflected upon some his accomplishments and thanked the Clippers fans.
The statement reads,
“Needed a night to digest and reflect on what happened… From being a #1 pick, to Lob City, to six straight playf appearances, I am so proud to have been part the Clippers organization. LA has been my home since I started in the league and I will forever be grateful to the city for embracing me and supporting me. To the fans, you have been awesome every step the way. Thank you for your years support. Now I’m ready for the next chapter, getting to work and helping the Detroit Pistons make a run in the Eastern Conference.”
After years playing alongside DeAndre Jordan in LA, Blake will now get to play alongside another talented big man in Andre Drummond, who currently leads the league in rebounds with 15.1 per game. The Pistons have a 22-26 record thus far, which puts them in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, 2.5 games back the Philadelphia 76ers.
According to ESPN & multiple sources, the Los Angeles Clippers have finally traded four-time All-Star Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons Monday evening. In addition, the Clippers are also trading center Willie Reed and power forward Brice Johnson to the Pistons, who in return will send back forward Tobias Harris, guard Avery Bradley, center Boban Marjanović and draft picks to Los Angeles, league sources said.
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The trade brings Griffin, who spent his entire career in Los Angeles, to an underachieving Pistons team that is 22-26 and three games behind Philadelphia 76ers for the eighth playf seed in the Eastern Conference. Griffin, who last Summer signed a maximum five-year, $173 million contract to return to the Clippers in free agency, averaged 22.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 33 games this season. He is a four-time All-NBA player, but missed this year’s cut.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says the trade talks began about six days ago between the two teams, but really picked up momentum over the past 24 hours. And reports say that the Clippers aren’t done dealing either. Apparently guard Lou Williams and center DeAndre Jordan are also both being shopped around at the moment, with the Clippers wanting to go to a younger route moving forward.
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While many people have been taking to Twitter to voice their frustration and/or excitement with the trade, one former teammate Griffin’s, Matt Barnes, suggested that head coach Doc Rivers is to blame for the trade. Barnes said in the comments an IG post that “everyone who played there knows DOC IS THE PROBLEM,” before wishing Blake luck on his next adventure.
Check out the various reports & comments from Twitter & analysts (below) and sound f in the comments. Who got the better end the deal in this trade?