Courtside Fan Won't Give Blake Griffin the Ball

Grant HughesNational NBA Featured ColumnistMarch 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers handles the basketball against Jeff Adrien #12 of the Milwaukee Bucks at STAPLES Center on March 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Stars like Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin are supposed to demand the ball, but they don't often have to fight with photo-hungry courtside fans to get it.

Such was Griffin's plight on Monday, when a woman tucked the rock away in order to snap a picture. If smart phones are ever banned from NBA arenas, remember this moment as the reason why.