Jared Dudley Explains Why Blake Griffin Is His Least Favorite Teammate

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Los Angeles Lakers’ forward Jared Dudley took a shot at former teammate Blake Griffin, calling him his least favorite teammate. Dudley and Griffin shared touches in the Los Angeles Clippers, but the current Laker didn’t enjoy his time with the Lob City.

“Least favorite teammate. Wow. I don’t get along with Blake Griffin now,” Dudley told Sam Amick of The Athletic. “When I was with him I didn’t have a bad relationship with him. That team was the most toxic team. It was weird because it was a bipolar type team. We were somewhat cool off the floor; we weren’t cool on the floor.

“I just don’t like his personality and attitude. I think he’s a great basketball player and I think you can differentiate the two. It’s easy to be the greatest teammate when you’re winning. How about when you’re losing? How about when you’re down 20? And that’s the biggest thing with that team. It was the biggest front-running team. You’re up 20, everything’s good, throwing lobs. Down 20, people want to fight, bickering. I don’t want to say my least favorite … That’s a teammate right now that I don’t talk (to), don’t get along (with), words aren’t exchanged on the court, yada yada.”

Griffin is now part of the Detroit Pistons, trying to create something good with the Motor City.

Dudley has always been outspoken, becoming a great player for reporters to interview.

He’s appeared in 23 games this season for the Lakers, averaging 1.5 points in 7.8 minutes per game.