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Over the weekend, word came out that Pacers coach Frank Vogel called the Miami Heat “just another team.” So ever the sensitive flower, LeBron fired back: “We’re not just another team…If we’re just another team, you really don’t prepare for just another team. You have to prepare for us.” Makes sense, no argument there. Except Frank never really said that quote. The actual transcript, for your reading pleasure:
Frank Vogel said after last night’s game, “They’re the next team that’s in our way and that’s how we’re approaching it.”
Reporter to LeBron: “Vogel kept saying last night that you guys are just another team.”
That last part was more of a scene direction, but whatever. Aside from everyone losing due to a gigantic non-story blown out of proportion…our winner of Round 1: That Reporter!
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After advancing to the conference semis, Frank Vogel referred to the Heat as the next team in their championship run, a comment LeBron James took umbrage with.
Who will win game one of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers? Read and find out why not only game one, but this series as a whole will be an exciting one to watch!
The Miami Heat will play the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in game one of this best of seven Eastern Conference Finals series. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 (EST) and the game...
MIAMI You could say the Miami Heat are looking for bulletin-board material. But if it were tacked up what Frank Vogel really said, it wouldnt be very exciting.
Still, two Heat stars believe Vogel, the Indiana Pacers coach, has dissed them heading into the Eastern Conference finals, which begin Wednesday in Miami.
There is precedent for Vogel taking a shot at the Heat. Before the...
LeBron James created the non-storiest of non-stories Sunday, when he responded to Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel referring to the Miami Heat as “just another team”. Unfortunately for LeBron, that’s not what Vogel said at all. He referred to the Heat as “just the next team” — a less dismissive comment, and one that also happens to be 100% accurate as the Heat are...
After the Indiana Pacers were finally able to do away with the New York Knicks, head coach Frank Vogel had already turned his eyes to the team’s next opponent. But while talking about the Miami Heat, Vogel remarked that LeBron and co. are “just the next team” in their way to a championship. While I [...]
Well it seems the opening salvos has been fired in what is sure to be a highly physical and competitive Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. After eliminating the New York Knicks from the playoffs last night, Pacers head coach Frank Vogel made reference to the defending champs as “just the team” in his postgame remarks. Well, according to a story...
LeBron James did not appreciate Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel referring to the Miami Heat as “just the next team” standing in their way from reaching the NBA Finals. In fact, he was so insulted by the remark that he responded on Sunday with a clearly irritated tone.
“We’re not just another team,” James told reporters, via ESPN’s Michael Wallace. “I don’t understand...
LeBron James begged to differ when he was told that Pacers head coach Frank Vogel referred to the Miami Heat as just ”the next team that’s in our way.”
According to ESPN:
“We’re not just another team,” James said. “I don’t understand what he’s saying. But we’re not just another team. That’s not true. He said we’re just another team in their way. We’re a...
Everyone in the NBA is way too friendly. Opponents used to hate one another. When was the last time we saw ourselves a nice quality heated rivalry? The Pistons and Pacers looked to be on their way to one in 2004 when Ben Wallace shoved Ron Artest, but that was avoided when Artest and Stephen Jackson charged the stands instead. We probably would have to go back to the old Knicks and...
So Much Beef
10) I blame the NBA for giving us a 3-week layoff before the series begins9) If this keeps up, America might actually get to know who is on the Pacers8) Pacer Coach Frank Vogel says the Heat are just another team, which seems to irritate LeBron James, who would rather the Heat be known as a soul-killing corporation from a robotic dystopian future7) Shane Battier says...
Vogel: I never said Heat were 'just another team'
There is nothing like some media-manufactured words to get the blood boiling. Especially when the supposed perpetrator and poster of that bulleting board material did not actually say the words attributed to him. Or, even if he did, probably got taken out of context anyway.
The latest "controversy"...
Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel said Monday that he does not consider the Miami Heat “just another team.” Vogel said Saturday night after the Pacers beat the New York Knicks to clinch their Eastern Conference finals date against the defending champions that, “
A year ago when Miami and Indiana faced off in the postseason, there were blood-drawing hits, flagrant fouls, technical fouls, choke signs being directed toward LeBron James and more than a few sharp-tongued comments.
Here they possibly go again, at least on the comment front.
The Eastern Conference finals between the Heat and Pacers won't begin until Wednesday night, but there...