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ESPYS: Blake Griffin accuses Kevin Love of cheating in Jenga

July 14, 2011 |  3:30 pm

The trash talking has persisted between Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Minnesota forward Kevin Love ever since they started leading the league in double doubles. It carried over into the 2011 NBA All-Star game when Kobe Bryant stole their thunder by grabbing a team-leading 14 rebounds and boasting "I'm the double double king." And it continued when the two played Jenga as a promo for the 2011 ESPY awards, a video Love said has become a "viral sensation"

Don't expect the two to soften their stance just because they're moving from the hardwood floor to managing hardwood pieces. After all, Griffin and Love have differing theories on what led to the two splitting the difference with Love picking up the first game before Griffin rebounded in the second.

"The first game was rigged," said Griffin, who also joked he's tailoring his own suits to pass time and save money during the NBA lockout. "I lost that game. It was rigged. I came back and redeemed myself.

"When the game's on the line, he's a little bit shaky," Love said. "He's able to get the blocks out here and there, but he's a little bit shaky toward the end. But when the pressure is on, he fumbles."

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