Found May 31, 2013 on The Victory Formation:

Chris Andersen should not have finished last night’s Game 5 playoff game between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat. The officials screwed up by not ejecting him from the game after knocking Tyler Hansbrough to the floor, then shoving him a second time prior to officials separating the two. Hansbrough did nothing to warrant his technical. Andersen did receive a flagrant 1 call, but it warranted a harsher penalty, especially when a precedent was set earlier in the playoffs during the Heat’s series with the Bulls when Nazar Mohammad was ejected for shoving superstar LeBron James to the floor. Here is what happened last night, via Pro Basketball Talk: The right thing for the NBA to do is to suspend Andersen from the next game. “Birdman” turned to goon tactics last night, and he should be treated as such with an ejection. While playing rough is one thing, dirty play is another. The NBA claims there is no such thing as superstar treatment, but it appears that is the case with Andersen allowed to remain in the game last night, when Mohammad was sent to the showers in the previous series. If the NBA had a single ounce of [...]


Birdman and Tyler Hansbrough mix it up

In a battle of the great nicknames, Birdman and Psycho T mixed it up during the second quarter of game 5 between the Heat and Pacers. Chris Anderson had initially shouldered Hansbrough, and Tyler got up in Birdman’s face. Birdman then followed up the initial knockdown with another push. A technical was awarded to both players and Birdman also received a flagrant 1. It is still...

LeBron James gets little help; Heat drop Game 6 to Pacers

What happened: The Indiana Pacers arent going away. The Pacers held on Saturday night to defeat the Miami Heat 91-77 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. That tied the Eastern Conference finals 3-3 and forced a Game 7 Monday night in Miami. The Pacers watched as a 17-point third-quarter lead was cut to 72-68 when Heat forward LeBron James made a layup with 5:52 left in the game. But the...

LeBron flops on Paul George

LeBron James could be assessed his second flopping fine of the postseason/series for his flop during the third quarter of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Pacers. Paul George made contact with LeBron James as he moved through a Roy Hibbert screen and toward David West. motioning for the ball. James flailed and hit the deck acting as if he got took a hard shot...

Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen Suspended for Pacers-Heat Game 6 After Shoving Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5

Chris “Birdman” Andersen won’t be taking flight in Indiana again any time soon. The Birdman has been suspended by the NBA for Game 6 of the Heat-Pacers series, in response to his altercation with Tyler Hansbrough. Andersen was given a flagrant-1 foul by the refs during Game 5, but the NBA announced it had upgraded that to a flagrant-2 upon further review. That means the league...

Chris Andersen suspended for Game 6 for shove

MIAMI The Birdman has been banished. The NBA on Friday suspended Miami backup center Chris Andersen for Saturdays Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Indiana following a Game 5 incident with Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough. In the second quarter of the Heats 90-79 win Thursday, Andersen hit Hansbrough hard with his shoulder and then give him a rough shove. He was whistled...

Video: Birdman flies up for huge block on Tyler Hansbrough

The Miami Heat's Birdman absolutely took flight in Game 5. The big man skied up for a massive block on his Indiana Pacers counterpart, Tyler Hansbrough.

Here’s a supercut of LeBron James best flopping moments

Let’s face it…we all know that NBA players flop and one star that has been guilty of that sin is the Miami Heat’s LeBron James. After his floptastic performance against the Indiana Pacers in game four, the fine folks over at decided to put together a video supercut of LeBron’s best flops: *** LeBron James best flopping moments [With Leather]

LeBron James Among Three Players Fined for Flopping in Game 4 of Eastern Conference Finals

Contrary to popular belief, it turns out LeBron James can be fined for flopping after all. James drew the Heat’s first flopping reprimand of the season on Friday when he and two Pacers players were each fined $5,000 for flopping in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday. David West and Lance Stephenson also received fines for embellishing contact during Indiana’s...

LeBron James With His Submission to the Flop Oscars (Video)

LeBron said that there is nothing wrong with flopping if you gives you a competitive advantage. LeBron practices what he’s preaching.

LeBron James Swats George Hill’s Attempt at Fast Break Layup Out of Air (Video)

Now, this is a blocked shot. LeBron James tallied a rejection rarely seen outside of video games Tuesday night, swatting a fast break layup attempt by the Pacers’ George Hill right out of the air as Hill tried to dump the ball into the hoop. James did more than just control the shot — he had volleyball-like spiking action going on. Alas, Hill and the Pacers would get the last...

NBA Playoffs: Heat/Pacers Up Slightly on TNT, But Trails Previous East Finals

The Heat/Pacers series has been a strong draw for TNT, but still ranks as the least-viewed Eastern Conference final since LeBron James joined Miami. Game 4 of the Heat/Pacers NBA Eastern Conference Finals drew a [...]

Lance Stephenson Asked To Guard LeBron James For Game 4

Following the Pacers’ 99-92 Game 4 victory, Frank Vogel told the media that Lance Stephenson had asked to guard LeBron James prior to the game. You could say the third year player rose to the occasion, not only pouring in 20 points and 5 rebounds himself, but holding the league’s MVP to 24 points on 8-18 shooting as he fouled out for the first time since June 2012. According...

Heat at Pacers game preview

Game time: 8:30 p.m. TV: TNT MIAMI (AP) -- Standing on the cusp of the NBA Finals has tended to agree with the Miami Heat in each of the last two seasons. When the Heat have gotten a game away from the title round, they've finished the task as quickly as possible. And here they are again. A third straight Eastern Conference title is now just one win away for the reigning champions...
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