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Jermaine O’Neal says Glen Davis took out his knee with ‘dirty play’ (Video)

Jermaine-O'Neal-Glen-Davis-kneeJermaine O’Neal was diagnosed with a sprain knee after the Golden State Warriors’ Game 6 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, but he insists he is going to play in Game 7. O’Neal injured his knee after a collision with Glen Davis early in the second quarter and was helped to the locker room. After watching the replay, O’Neal felt that it was a “dirty play.”

“I looked at it as just a dirty play,” he told reporters, via CSNBayArea.com’s Monte Poole. “I’m not going to go try to dive into somebody’s legs. It wasn’t a scramble for the ball. I respect people’s ability to come out and perform and take care of their family, based on their bodies. Either he has terrible balance as a pro athlete, or that was a dirty play.”

It’s hard to tell if Davis lost his balance and stumbled into O’Neal, but it didn’t look like he made much of an effort to stop himself. My guess is he won’t be disciplined because it’s almost impossible to determine intent on a play like that. That doesn’t mean O’Neal isn’t convinced.

“His head was down,” O’Neal added. “Even if you’re diving for something, you’ve got to see what you’re diving for. But, you know, God don’t like ugly.”

As if Game 7 wasn’t already going to be spirited enough between two teams with a ton of hatred toward one another, we now add an angry Jermaine O’Neal into the fold.

Glen Davis sent to locker room with team security after exchanging words with Doc Rivers

glen-davis-clippersAfter beginning the season with the Orlando Magic and appearing in 45 games, Glen Davis agreed to a contract buyout in February.

In a move that didn’t come as a surprise to many, Davis signed with the Los Angeles Clippers a few days later. The veteran played under head coach Doc Rivers as a member of the Boston Celtics from 2007-2011.

On Saturday against the Houston Rockets, Davis was removed from the game and apparently didn’t take it well. After an exchange of words with Rivers, the coach had Davis escorted to the locker room by team security, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

Those who have followed Davis throughout his career know he’s no stranger to a tantrum. We can go ahead and add this one to the list.