Friday, May 31, 2013
This Birdman Bump Was Aggressive To Say The Least *UPDATED*
I was only able to catch the fourth quarter of the Heat's 90-79 game 5 victory of the Pacers because I was on the train to work, so this is the first that I'm seeing of this Birdman/Psycho T altercation. Apparently the refs issued a double technical foul on the play, which is absolutely ridiculous when you consider that Tyler, the Instigator (horrible nickname, but it's 6 am so bare with me), got blindsided to the ground and then shoved in the chest, without so much as raising a finger to the Miami (Ink's) center.
In these playoffs alone we've seen Nazr Mohammed get kicked out of games for doing the same exact thing (only without the initial knockdown). So the fact that Anderson got a free pass last night only goes to further the common fan's fear that the refs are going to do everything in their power to prevent Stern's worst nightmare- a San Antonio/Indiana Finals.
The NBA has suspended Birdman for Saturday's Game 6 in Indy.