Tweet of the Day goes to Iman Shumpert, who sent out a prayer of hope to Blake Griffin. Though he seemed just fine during his comedy skit with Kevin Love on the ESPYS, news came today that Griffin’s left knee – the same knee he injured in the playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies – was twisted during Wednesday’s scrimmage and swelled up on Thursday. He will need an MRI to determine the severity of the injury, and Anthony Davis is replacing him on the roster for tonight’s game against the Dominican Republic.
A knee injury is obviously a sensitive topic for Shumpert, who suffered his own devastating knee injury against the Miami Heat in the first round of last season’s playoffs, so it is understandable that he would hope for the best of a fellow player’s knee injury. Click here to see his recent progress in rehab.