Blake Griffin turning nasty, allegedly slapped man at a club

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Blake Griffin allegedly slapped a man at a club after being bothered by the flash photography and attempted to take the phone off the individual according to TMZ.

There have been farcical stories involving Griffin and other slapping altercations after Chris Kaman started a rumour in February that the power forward had slapped Justin Bieber in a Starbucks.

That ridiculous story proved to be false but recent rumours have emerged that the Los Angeles Clippers star was caught slapping a man in a club after being annoyed by the persistent picture-taking.

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Victim's statement

TMZ have reported the comments from the individual who was on other end of Griffin's fury and he has explained how the incident transpired: 

The man known as Daniel gave a statement to Tao Security about an altercation with Griffin, the Clippers star was at the club with teammates when he became bothered by the flash of Daniel's camera and he reportedly: "grabbed my phone with one hand.”

Daniel then explained how he would not lose his grip of his mobile phone as his ID and credit card were attached to it, after refusing to give it up, Griffin was angered and began to squeeze Daniels neck, whilst demanding to "give up his phone or else"

Reportedly Daniel would try and retrieve his phone after Blake had taken it off him and Griffin would grab his neck for a second time according to the statement.

Security finally rushed to the scene and Griffin then told them to "Get him the f**k out of this club" before slapping him in the side of his right face.

It is reported by TMZ that there may be a police investigation into the alleged altercation.

Different side of Blake 

Rather nasty stuff from the Clippers star but tensions rise easily in a crammed club although conversation and reasoning are at a minimum.

However it is not the first change in demeanour we have seen from Griffin, throughout his career he has been labelled as 'soft' and it seems that the power forward has finally had enough as we are starting to see rare bouts of retaliation.

Only recently in a pre-season game between the Utah Jazz and the Clippers was Griffin hard fouled and reacted rather out of character.

He was struck in the face by Jazz's Trevor Booker and Griffin saw red and grabbed him behind the neck as if he was about to throw a punch, he then restrained before teammates and officials could step in and break up the scuffle.

He was asked about the flair up between him and Brooker after the game and he responded: "I was going to and then thought, it’s preseason, it’s not worth it, That’s nothing personal to waste it on. It’s more about standing up for yourself. There are times when hard fouls are just a part of the game, and then there’s times when they’re a little bit further than that.”

We may be seeing a completely different side of Blake Griffin this year.

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