JJ Barea ejected for flagrant foul on Ray Allen (Video)

JJ Barea Ray AllenJJ Barea was ejected for deliberately pushing Ray Allen during the Miami Heat’s 97-81 win over the Timberwolves in Minnesota Monday.

Barea felt like Allen had bumped (or elbowed) him while backing him down beyond the 3-point line with just over eight minutes left in the game and the Heat up 76-70. He responded by pushing Allen to the ground a few seconds later, causing a scuffle between the teams.

Barea, who at 6-foot-0 is the smallest player on the floor, was charged with a flagrant 2 foul, which calls for an automatic ejection.

During an interview on NBA TV after the game, Allen called Barea’s move “bush league.”

“Yeah, I thought it was a bush-league move by Barea, just kind of leveling me like that,” Allen told NBA TV’s Brent Barry. “I don’t care who you are in the league, you’ve got to defend yourself. You play the game the right way and I try to do that in my career. He got ejected for I think due purpose.”

Barea said after the game he felt Allen overreacted to a “little bump.”

“He hit me with an elbow almost close to my neck,” Barea complained after the game, per Eye on Basketball. “That’s part of the game and then I just gave him a bump back. I’ve been playing in the NBA for seven years. I’ve been hit, I get hit harder than that every night. I don’t get up crying, wanting to fight. (Former Lakers center Andrew) Bynum almost knocked me out for the rest of my life. I didn’t get up crying. You know? It’s a little bump so it’s part of the game. Don’t be like that. That’s why the refs got all upset about it but it’s just a little bump.

“That was terrible,” he said. “I get hit harder than that every night in the NBA.”

Allen had 13 points in 26 minutes, while Barea had four points, four rebounds, and four assists in 21 minutes before his ejection.

Given his history of being on the receiving end of cheap shots (as he referenced in the quote above), you would think Barea would be above such behavior. Apparently he’s not.

Video via @beyondthebuzzer

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WOKH7L26FU3IKLFMVHEAY7ZMHY Andrew

    THAT’S a flagrant 2 and Ibaka popping Howard in the nutsack wasn’t?!?!? The NBA’s coddling of the Heat is ridiculous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Coquii Felix Caguax Torres

    That wasn’t even a foul.  The elbow by Allen was a deliberate cheap shot and the refs let it go.  It’s the refs fault.  They need to stop babying the cry babies like Allen.  I used to be an Allen fan.  Never again.  Bring that crap, throwing elbows to someone’s neck, to the hood and you’ll be leaving on a stretcher.

  • lylikadog

    what a joke, RayRay thought only he was allowed to bump, how dare this little guy bump him back?  Where was he going, he had no pass or shot, just flopping to get a foul.  Hey Larry, do you really think JJ’s was a cheap shot?  You even quote Ray as saying ‘you have to protect yourself’, istn’t that what JJ was doing?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1363216917 Patrick Gibbons

    That was just one of many indications that it doesn’t matter who comes out of the Western Conference. The Heat are in. Miami gets away with so much and Barea stands up to Allen, one of the leagues biggest babies, and get a F2 for THAT? La Bron hits people harder than that when he’s backing down a defender trying to get to the basket.

  • Ricardo Colon

    Allen go cry to mama. Stay behind the 3 point line if you don’t want to get hit.

  • http://twitter.com/AustinMFFL Austin #MFFL

    Lebron gets so many calls it’s beyond belief and apparently it will be the entire team now.

  • http://twitter.com/lawyer822 Marie

    We all know that the NBA wants the Heat to win back to back championship.  Wade and LeBron are the worst cry babies in the league.  It’s time that the NBA stops plays from talking to the referees. 

  • hookedonnews

    That was not a flagrant 2. Thought Allen’s reaction was a flop. He hit Barea as hard as Barea hit him. Should have been a simple foul if anything was called. Disappointed in Ray Allen’s over-reaction as if Barea had done something dirty. Really? League needs to rescind this call if they are going to have any credibility whatsoever. 

  • John

    I couldn’t have said that any better

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.grell Greg Grell

    Barea was correct, the league rescinded the call to a “Flagrant 1″ the next day.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/hcuebas Hector Cuebas

    League is pampering the Heat and now the refs are doing the same. Barea shoul not have been call for an F1.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.bahr.1 Kathy Bahr

    Let’s also review the intentional sucker punch to Stiemsma a few games ago…the league needs to take responsibility for actions of all players, not just the ” favorites”. Fines after the fact are kind of late. Take care of it when it happens!!!!!