Griffin out of Olympics after colliding with Wall

Griffin out of Olympics after colliding with Wall
July 13, 2012, 1:57 pm
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For many USA basketball fans, the news of Blake Griffin having his summer ended by a torn meniscus in his knee was devastating. Yeah you can watch LeBron, Kobe, and Kevin Durant during the Olympics on London, but Griffin can put on a show like few can. After seeing Vince Carter dunk over a 7'2" Frenchman in the 2000 games, who knows what the Blake Show is capable of on the international stage.

Now that the dust has settled from Griffin's withdrawal from the team some even more unsettling news has surfaced, at least for Wizards fans. It turns out it was none other than John Wall who played a role in Griffin damaging his knee.

Watch this play via YouTube where Wall, wearing number 25, tries to split the defense and ends up stepping on Griffin's foot. The result is an awkward fall that left Jerry Colangelo calling for Anthony Davis as an emergency replacement.

Of course Wall didn't do this on purpose and you can't really fault him for the play at all, it was a freak accident. But still, Wall's name is being brought up in context of the play, and what became the end of potentially a lot of fun before it even got started.