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Is Blake Griffin a flopper?

Earlier this week while on "The Wheelhouse" on 95.7 The Game radio in San Francisco, Warriors guard Klay Thompson called out Clippers forward Blake Griffin: "He's kind of like a bull in a china shop, kind of out of control sometimes. And then you do just see him flop sometimes like, how can a guy that big and strong flop that much?" Is Blake Griffin a flopper? Do you have a problem with Thompson's comments?

Is Blake Griffin a flopper?

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  • Do you have a problem with the way Blake Griffin plays?

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  • "He's kind of like a bull in a china shop, kind of out of control sometimes. And then you do just see him flop sometimes, like how can a guy that big and strong flop that much?" Do you have a problem with Klay Thompson's comments on Blake Griffin?

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  • Which of these players will have the biggest impact in the Warriors-Clippers series?

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Who is the hardest player to defend in the NBA? Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says -- surprise, surprise -- it's Kevin Durant, calling the Oklahoma City Thunder star a taller, better version of George Gervin. Do you agree with Rivers? Where does LeBron James fall on the list? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

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What to make of NBA MVP race?

Expected to be epic, the Kevin Durant-vs.-LeBron James NBA MVP race has cooled a little bit, allowing players such as Blake Griffin to creep into the discussion. Or have they? The leading scorer for the scorching Los Angeles Clippers says it's still a two-man race, with Durant or James almost destined to take home the trophy. Is he right? If so, who wins it? Would Griffin get your third-place vote, or someone else?

What are the chances someone other than Kevin Durant or LeBron James makes a serious run for NBA MVP this season?

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  • Right now, which of these players gets your vote for NBA MVP?

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  • Assuming Kevin Durant and LeBron James are the top two candidates for NBA MVP this season, who would get your third-place vote?

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Clippers win eighth straight

The Clippers are the hottest team in basketball right now, winning eight straight games against the likes of the Thunder and Rockets. They've been so good, in fact, that J.A. Adande thinks it's time to include Blake Griffin in the MVP race, formerly a two-person competition between Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Griffin definitely looked like an MVP last night against the Suns, scoring 37 points and only missing two of his 16 shots. With a healthy Chris Paul dishing assists to Griffin, the Clippers could be a force in the playoffs.

  • How will the Clippers fare in the playoffs?

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  • Is Blake Griffin a legitimate MVP candidate?

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  • When will the Clippers' eight-game winning streak come to an end?

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NBA All-Star Game thoughts?

Say what you will about the NBA All-Star Game, but this year it wasn't anonymous. The New Orleans 2014 version set the record for most combined points (318), most by a team (163 by the victorious Eastern Conference), most in a half (89 by the Western Conference in the first half) and many, many more. The final was 163-155, with Kyrie Irving taking MVP honors. Meanwhile, the dunk contest didn't exactly earn rave reviews for its East vs. West format. What did you make of the weekend?

? More: Your NBA second half predictions?

  • How much of NBA All-Star Weekend did you watch?

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  • How do you feel about all the shooting, dunks and overall scoring at the NBA All-Star Game?

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  • Who was your All-Star Game MVP?

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  • Was John Wall the right choice as dunk contest winner?

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  • What is your favorite part of NBA All-Star Weekend?

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  • What do you make of the new NBA dunk contest formant?

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