“Trust me, I’m not worried about anyone liking me,” Griffin said Wednesday, via ESPN.com.
Griffin even admits not all of his teammates don’t like him.
“I know where Jay is coming from when he says those things,” Griffin said. “I learned not everyone is going to like you. That’s the nature of the business, that’s the nature of human beings. There are people in this room that don’t like me. You just have to move on from that stuff. Jay being here has helped me grow. My family has helped me grow. … Those things come with the territory.”
Griffin said he has “nothing” to prove.
“I do this for my teammates,” he said. “I do this for my family, for my organization. We don’t have anything to prove to anybody out there. All we have to do is go out and be the team we know we can be. If you want to say we have a lot to prove to ourselves within this building … it’s about all of us going out and being successful. Like I said many times this offseason, they go as I go. If I play well, we play well. If I don’t play well, we don’t play well.”
RG3 says he just has to stay focused.
“Our job is to ignore the noise, to stay focused,” Griffin said. “It’s not to prove anyone wrong; it’s for us to be successful.”