Feb 6, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT
LeBron James is a man who likes a good party.
And Super Bowl Sunday is really about parties — ones that start long before the game kicks off under a massive video screen.
Which is why the Heat had a noon tip-off against the Clippers Sunday, so fans could come to the game and still make it to their parties in plenty of time.
LeBron was thinking the same thing — which is why he got frustrated when the refs were not moving the game along. In the fourth quarter the Heat’s Eddie House saw Clipper phenom Blake Griffin about to take off for one of his patented ally-oops and to break up the play he shoved him and Griffin went down hard.
The refs instantly called a flagrant 2 — meaning a House ejected, free throws and the ball for the Clippers — but then went to the video to make sure it was the right call.
“I got a Super Bowl party to go to man, c’mon.”
LeBron understands that Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial holiday in this country and you have to get to the party early. I bet the refs party was not nearly as cool.
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