Originally written May 25, 2013 on Pacers Pulse:
The NBA announced that it will review a number of plays from game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat. The one that has caught the attention of...everyone...is D-Wade's flying elbow to the head of Lance Stephenson. So Wade runs down the lane on a transition play, possibly looking at ball carrier Paul George on the right wing. Lance Stephenson tries to provide a bit of an obstruction by pedaling into Wade's path. Wade leaps into the air, throws his right forearm into Stephenson's temple. Stephenson crumbles. He gets up, and after play is halted on a reach in foul, he doubles over. Given Wade's history of "dirty", or at least reckless plays, you have to wonder whether it was intentional. The TNT guys -- Reggie Miller in particular -- didn't see anything malicious. Maybe not, but it certainly was reckless. Why did he jump into the air? Was he trying to jump out of the way, only to realize Stephenson was ...
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