Blake Griffin takes new road with media, shakes hands and wishes them well

As the relationship between media personnel and NBA stars continues to be explored, Blake Griffin took a different approach with the media at his end-of-the-season news conference.

The Detroit Pistons star chose kindness and shook hands with every member of the media and wished them a great summer on Tuesday.

Griffin’s well wishes come nearly a week after Russell Westbrook and Paul George responded “Next question” to reporters following the Oklahoma City Thunder’s win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

The pair’s comments were later called “dangerous” by Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr.

In his news conference following the Warriors 113-105 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, Kerr said, “I just feel that we have to be very careful as a league. I think it’s important for the players to understand that it’s a key dynamic to this league. I don’t think this is a healthy dynamic, for this league, for any player, any team, any local media, any national media.”

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PORTLAND, OREGON - MAY 18: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers in game three of the NBA Western Conference Finals at Moda Center on May 18, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. 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. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MAY 15: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks attempts a shot while being guarded by Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors in the third quarter in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at the Fiserv Forum on May 15, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 29: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors dives for the ball as Tobias Harris #33 of the Philadelphia 76ers defends during Game Two of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on April 29, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. 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. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 03: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks takes a shot over Al Horford #42 of the Boston Celtics during the second half of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on May 03, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bucks defeat the Celtics 123 - 116. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 24: Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers draws an offensive foul off of Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, 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. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 24: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts after a three point shot defended by Royce O'Neale #23 of the Utah Jazz in the second half during Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs between the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz at Toyota Center on April 24, 2019 in Houston, Texas. 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. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 13: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors goes up for a dunk against the LA Clippers during Game One of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 13, 2019 in Oakland, 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. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after being fouled and making a 3-point basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Portland, Ore. The Warriors won 110-99. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
Milwaukee Bucks centrerBrook Lopez battles Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) and center Serge Ibaka (9) for the ball and picks up a foul on the play during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green scores against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first quarter of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) celebrates his last-second basket with teammates at the end of the second half of an NBA Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Toronto on Sunday, May 12, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, walks away from referee Ken Mauer during the first half of Game 5 of the team's second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks' Nikola Mirotic during the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala (9) looks to pass as Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon leaps over him during the first half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, May 6, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, center, battles Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris (13) and Kyrie Irving (11) for the ball during the first half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) reacts after scoring, in front of Houston Rockets' Chris Paul (3) during the second half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry reacts to an official during the first half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) draws a foul on Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (33) as he drives to the net during second-half, second-round NBA basketball playoff action in Toronto, Monday, April 29, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) reacts late in the second half during Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) reacts after a foul in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig (3) scores against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Saturday, April 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
CORRECTS TO SECOND HALF NOT FIRST HALF - Brooklyn Nets forward Jared Dudley, left, and Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler (23) get into a shoving match during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) blocks the shot of Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 19, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry, left, goes in to shoot against Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon (00) during the first half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, left, and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reach for the ball during the second half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills, left, reaches out to save a ball from going out of bounds as Denver Nuggets guard Monte Morris defends in the second half of Game 1 of an NBA first-round basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Denver. The Spurs won 101-96. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 22: Blake Griffin #23 of the Detroit Pistons is defended by Sterling Brown #23, Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 and Brook Lopez #11 of the Milwaukee Bucks while going to the basket during the first quarter of Game Four of the first round of the 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs at Little Caesars Arena on April 22, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. 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. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 22: Ricky Rubio #3 of the Utah Jazz is fouled by James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets in the first half of Game Four during the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 22, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 21: Jerome Robinson #10 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks the ball against the Golden State Warriors during the second quarter of Game Four of Round One of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 21, 2019 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. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 24: Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers draws an offensive foul off of Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the first round of the 2019 NBA Western Conference Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 24, 2019 in Oakland, 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. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills, left, loses control of the ball while driving to the basket past Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic in the first half of Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) fends off Philadelphia 76ers forward Jonah Bolden (43) during the first half of Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Toronto, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker, left, and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, right, scramble for a loose ball during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoff series, in Houston, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) reacts to an official's call during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoff series against the Utah Jazz, in Houston, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard (0) gets water poured on him by teammates Rodney Hood, left, and guard Evan Turner, right, after Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Portland, Ore. The Trail Blazers won 118-115. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
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In the game following his response, Westbrook was a bit more friendly with Berry Tramel, the reporter who Westbrook ignored originally.

When asked about the team’s defensive effort Westbrook responded by complimenting the question.

Griffin’s approach to the media was different and lauded by fans. He took his kindness a step further by posting a thank you message to fans on Instagram.

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