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PBT Extra: Blake Griffin’s ill-advised punch bad for Clippers, himself

Not only will Blake Griffin's broken hand, as a result of a fight with a Clippers staff member, keep him from a tough stretch in the schedule, but it's harmful for his personal image which Kurt Helin calls a "black eye."

There can be a steep price for losing your head, even for a few minutes.

Blake Griffin is finding that out the hard way.

Griffin will be out 4-6 weeks following surgery, then could face a suspension from the league. This is not good for the Clippers as they move into a more challenging part of their schedule — they are not going to go 11-3 through a part of the schedule with the Hawks, Bulls, Spurs and Warriors (all up in the next several weeks).

For Griffin, who has never been loved by other players but is near the heart of the NBA marketing machine, this is a black eye. It is bad for his image. We’ll see if it hits him in the wallet or not, but this is not positive for him in the least.