IFWT Lebron x Nazr

Things got extra heated last night among the already physical rivalry between the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat.  During the second quarter, a shoving match between Lebron James and Nazr Mohammed resulted in a technical and an ejection.  Of course Lebron remained in the game and the way things were called didn’t bode too well with the Bulls.  Read more after the jump.

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“From my angle, I just saw a guy basically flop, you know, and I’m going to leave it at that,” Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said, via ESPN Chicago.

Nate Robinson was a little more subtle with his accusation.

“You see LeBron in a lot of commercials, a lot of good acting,” Robinson said, via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Mohammed, for his part, largely pretended that his actions didn’t deserve to get him tossed.

“It was a soft foul; it’s not like a fouled him hard,” Mohammed said, via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. It was a stop-the-break foul. I thought it was a cheap shot throwing me down when all I was doing was trying to stop the break.”

“I seen him hawking me down for a long time and I seen him come with one of those club fouls, which was unnecessary,” James said. “I basically just tried to protect myself, stand my ground. It definitely surprised me that he pushed me like that.”
The Heat won the game 104-94 and took a 2-1 lead in the series which means we’ll get to see at least two more games of this riveting matchup.