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Two reserves for Miami and Indiana in pre-game altercation

May 20, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT


Before Game 4 of Pacers-Heat, Juwan Howard and Lance Stephenson got into a verbal altercation.

No, that’s not the start of a joke. It actually happened. From Yahoo Sports:

Miami Heat forward Juwan Howard and Stephenson exchanged sharp words within inches of each other’s faces on the court. Stephenson, who flashed a choke sign at Heat star LeBron James in the Pacers’ Game 3 victory, had been shooting with the Pacers on one end of the floor when Howard walked past on the way to Miami’s locker room.

It was unclear which player had said something to start the jawing, but Howard was soon warning Stephenson to keep his mouth shut, as Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw stepped between the players and nudged Howard away from the court. There didn’t appear to be any possibility that the altercation would evolve into violence, but Howard clearly had no use for Stephenson, nor his attitude.

via Juwan Howard has verbal altercation with Lance Stephenson before Game 4 – Yahoo! Sports.

Stephenson’s “choke” bit rubbed the Heat the wrong way, the Pacers apologized. Howard, the ultimate veteran, because he’s a million years old, is sticking up for his teammate. Neither player plays. This is not a big deal. But as the third quarter wraps up of Heat-Pacers, there’s been another technical on Danny Granger and David West is still getting in altercations. It’s a tough, physical series and the Pacers aren’t backing down. You have to think the odds of a fight in this series before its end are pretty high.

  1. Gordon - May 20, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    I want the Pacers to win this series, because I can’t stand the Heat. But the Pacers talk way too much for a team that hasn’t win anything.

    They did that last year against the Bulls, & it was working to an extent. Then the Bulls woke up & whooped their ass.

    I fear that Miami is going to do the same.

  2. asublimeday - May 20, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Awwww the females that play for the heat are getting butthurt?

    • edweird0 - May 20, 2012 at 6:28 PM

      Not as much as You having to swallow Lebron having a monster game

  3. cosanostra71 - May 20, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Lance Stephenson sure talks a lot for a guy on the end of the bench…

    • raidmagic - May 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

      Well he has to do something. LoL

    • mrwrightsdad - May 20, 2012 at 7:58 PM

      he is trying to be remembered other than the guy who pushed a woman down the stairs, not working we still remember lance

  4. rodge1 - May 20, 2012 at 7:08 PM


    I never realized you were a female. Nice post sweetie. Sorry about your butthurt.

    • edweird0 - May 20, 2012 at 7:14 PM

      Hahahahahaha he would be a chick.

      • southbeachtalent - May 21, 2012 at 12:25 PM

        Definitely explains a lot.

  5. isujames - May 20, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    WTF is Danny Granger??????????Anyone??????

  6. mungman69 - May 20, 2012 at 8:38 PM

    Matt Moore strikes again, not.

  7. jh4prez - May 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    They aint fightin.the heat arent built like that.they are a finese team.

  8. dirtybird2020 - May 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Choke!!! Good luck getting another 30-40 efficiently from lebron and wade! It doesnt even matter lbj will choke in the end, they have a chance ( not a big one ) to win this series, but he will choke in next series or definitely in finals! Its a fact, its proven, he is the biggest choke artist in sports history! So in the end it doesnt matter what these heat suck off artists ( fans )thing or say! He will fail and will be able to rub the dirt in the rug all off season and say i told you so, and make lebron choke jokes like i did last year, and the year before, and the year before that..,and the year before that, for god sakes you queers put alot of faith in a player who has a beer names after him ” lequit”, once again i get to wear a shirt i got on ebay that says “witness ringless” and once again i get to watch this guys nutthuggers defend him, and once again i get to watch you queers say ” it will happen next year, its lebrons year” once again hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha heat are ajoke! CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE hahahhahahahahaha

    • mrwrightsdad - May 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM

      didnt get picked a lot in sports did you?

    • caseybojangles - May 21, 2012 at 12:34 AM

      really good points dirtybird…ok…well, thanks for commenting on your 15 minute break on your nightshift janitorial job at your old high school. i think you’re point is well made…LBJ chokes in his job and you clean the hell out of the boy’s urinals. no choking there on your part. good job…!!!

    • yiijun - May 21, 2012 at 3:09 AM

      Tell us how you really feel, dirtybird2020.

  9. dirtybird2020 - May 21, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    Hahaha, you mean choking like lebrons moms on west, or lebrons dad when he realized he fouled the earth wit another piece if crap like him and chose to bail (who could blame him), choking runs in this bums family lmao, i guess id rather choke on the urnals , then to choke on lebrons nut juice like u queers, id CHOKE ya in the same bathroom i clean, mop the flloor with ya, then put the mop in the closet and wait for u to come out if that CLOSET like ricky martin, u queers are too easy! I love my job, i got tomorrow off but ill be back on my job on game 5 after indiana rapes them like a donkey show in Tijuana! CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE lol queers!

  10. dirtybird2020 - May 21, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    Choke like lebrons mom on west, like lebrons dad on parenthood, choking runs in this queers family, i would choke ya in the bathroom, seriously i could be a janitor i would mop the floor with this queer, put that mop in the closet and wait for u to come out like ricky martin! U queers are too easy, i cant wait till lebrons old an bum status and joining contenders just to chase a ring like peyton and malone lol choke choke choke choke

    • caseybojangles - May 21, 2012 at 3:22 AM

      lol…you should stick to janitorial work…seems like that’s all you’re good at because clearly posting comments confuses you since you don’t know how to reply to posts. here’s a hint…hit the reply button…

  11. africanballer - May 21, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    Danny Granger is trying too hard to be ‘tough guy’

  12. rosesacl - May 21, 2012 at 6:09 AM

    that dood from the fab5 is still playing?

  13. acdc84 - May 21, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    That’s VERY impressive of Juwan, picking a fight with someone that can’t fight back because it’d be elder abuse.

    I hope Miami loses, just because its lame how guys like Howard and Battier are trying to gravytrain Lebron & Wade to a cheap title.

    • redblue560 - May 22, 2012 at 9:30 AM

      I recall there was an article posted here within the last month that Greg Oden wants to play for the Heat.

  14. dirtybird2020 - May 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Id choke you to! Swallow james nut juice and then say hiw you really feel! But for real id choke ya! Haha

    • southbeachtalent - May 21, 2012 at 12:50 PM

      seek help.

  15. dirtybird2020 - May 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    If choking ya is janitorial work, then business i good! I love my job!

  16. surly1n1nd1anapol1s - May 21, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Perhaps LeBron connects on his head level elbows?

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