Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 5/24/13
The Indiana Pacers let the Miami Heat off the hook in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and Pacers’ center Roy Hibbert is already complaining about foul play from one of the senior members of the Heat. Look, we are all for calling Shane Battier “Captain McMasterflop.” After all, Battier attended Flop U, and Coach K most likely shows highlights of Battier from his Blue Devils days to young players on how to properly fail to play real defense, but get the official to bail you out. But a dirty player? Nah, we aren’t ready to go that far. Yes, his lay-up attempt in the first quarter of the Heat’s overtime win was a bit strange-looking, but that looked more like a guy trying to protect himself going hard to the rim, rather than someone trying to take a nut shot. We also think that Shane Battier driving to the basket is pretty odd, in general: Hibbert wasn’t happy about it. I mean, who would be ecstatic about the old twig and berries being kneed into one’s stomach? It was still on Hibbert’s mind a day later, and while he was probably still icing himself down, he took to [...]
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