LeBron James loses it after Nets’ Mirza Teletovic horsecollars him
LeBron James and Co. didn’t have such a nice stay in the Big Apple. The night after losing to the seemingly beatable New York Knicks, the Heat let the Nets get the best of them in double OT, 104-95.
Miami lost without its captain, James, because he fouled out for the first time in a regular-season game since 2008. One of those fouls came right before James was fouled hard by Brooklyn’s Mirza Teletovic on a fast break. James didn’t take well to that. See for yourself:
After review, James was assesed an offensive foul for pushing off Andrei Kirilenko and Mirza a flagrant-one foul. Looks like the effects of New York took a big enough toll on James to make him overreact.
"He went around my neck," James said. "It’s not a basketball play."
Said Teletovic: "Just tried to make a foul to stop the score. He shouldn’t be reacting like that. It’s OK. It’s just basketball."
On the bright side, Heat fans saw Michael Beasley be the peacemaker holding James back. How ironic.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.