The day after the NFL laid the hammer down on the New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Hornets forward Jason Smith put a hit on Blake Griffin tonight that looked a little too bounty-esque. Smith was awarded with a flagrant 2 from the refs and hit the showers early. It was interesting to see Chris Paul get in the face of his former teammate after the foul in his first return to New Orleans since he was traded to the Clippers.
Griffin looked shaken up and surprised after the hit. I guess the all-star forward is used to his opponents getting out of the way when he goes up for a dunk. Jason Smith raised his hands in triumph as he walked off of the court, this was surely the most attention he’s ever received as an NBA player.
Another interesting observation from this video, why are the Hornets cheerleaders wearing sweatpants? Anyway, to the video we go.