Found May 11, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Since the Chicago Bulls’ upset of the Miami Heat in Game 1 of their second round playoff series, players on both teams have been flopping across the line separating playing hard and acting like a child. Statistically speaking, last night’s Game 3 wasn’t as chippy as Wednesday’s Game 2, which featured nine technical fouls, one flagrant foul, two ejections, and some meme-worthy fan rage. Though Game 3 – which the Heat won 104-94 to take a 2-1 series lead, had only three technical fouls and one ejection – it nonetheless had it’s share of bad behavior, starting with the teams’ refusal to exchange any pregame handshakes or fist bumps. The most analyzed Game 3 altercation was this incident involving LeBron James, Nazr Mohammed, and official Joey Crawford. – It’s not clear to me why Mohammed decided to wrap up James early in the second quarter. But the tactic was effective. Crawford gave James a technical for either (depending on whom you ask) trying to pull himself loose from Mohammed’s ...
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