LeBron James and Jermaine O’Neal got into it momentarily in Miami Sunday after a hard foul issued by O’Neal. Rather than take a charge, O’Neal decided that laying a shoulder into LeBron would be a good idea. Check out the video of Jermaine’s body check on LeBron:
What’s the lesson to be learned? Don’t stand in the tracks when a train’s coming through. Oh yeah, and Jeff Van Gundy actually made plenty of sense issuing his commentary. Like he said, throwing the ball back was a natural reaction for LeBron even if it resulted in a technical foul. Jermaine got a flagrant 1 foul and both Dwyane Wade and Paul Pierce were assessed technicals as well.
The skirmish between the squads reflects the game’s intensity and it’s another sign that the playoffs are nearing. Like I said two months ago, Boston going 3-0 against Miami in the regular season didn’t matter. The Heat proved they’re a serious contender for the title.Google+