Merry Christmas, Clippers — Blake Griffin’s Having Knee Surgery

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After more than a decade of Clippers fandom, I’m pretty much immune to the BS that comes with supporting LA’s ugly stepchild. Their postseason runs from 2012-15 in which they either choked or suffered catastrophic injuries have hardened me as a fan, so it really takes something special to bother me these days.

News of Blake Griffin undergoing knee surgery leaking a week before Christmas? That’s the definition of holiday coal for a sports fan, but I’m not bothered. He’ll miss like two months and everyone will play up how well the Clippers operate without him. We get this narrative every season.

Vertical Sources: Clippers forward Blake Griffin will undergo minor surgery on his right knee in coming days, return some point in January.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 19, 2016

What piques my curiosity here is the fact that Blake played 38 minutes on Sunday (dropped 26-7-7) and is now randomly going under the knife. This takes me back to the Donald Sterling days when Chris Kaman would have monster games then miss three months with an ankle injury. No explanation, just Clipper shit.

The surgery will be to remove "loose bodies" in the right knee, which can be fragments of cartilage or bone.

— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) December 19, 2016

The OC Register’s Dan Woike did note that surgery isn’t confirmed, but let’s be real, he’s going to have whatever operation he needs to get ready for Lob City’s final playoff act.

Now word is that Blake Griffin's right knee surgery isn't 100 percent confirmed…knee has been bothering him, though.

— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) December 19, 2016

Sidenote: Congrats on passing Elton Brand, Blake. Sorry the Clippers curse reared its head like six months early.

Blake Griffin now No.3 on Clippers all time scoring list with 9,337 points, passing Elton Brand (9,336).

— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) December 18, 2016

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