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Roy Hibbert and David Lee exchange pleasantries while declaring dislike for each other

Apr 22, 2013, 6:58 PM EDT

Roy Hibbert and David Lee fought during a Pacers-Warriors game in February, and in the aftermath, Hibbert apologized. To be clear, Hibbert apologized “to the fans that were sitting courtside.”

You can watch that video again just to be sure, but Hibbert did not apologize to Lee. Hibbert even took Lee’s season-ending hip injury as an opportunity to remind everyone how he really feels about the Warriors power forward.

Hibbert:

I really don’t like @Dlee042 but I really hope he has a speedy recovery. Hate to see guys get get hurt or injured.

And Lee responded:

@Hoya2aPacer Good to know our dislike is mutual, that being said I appreciate the tweet Roy!

These are two players in an everyone-likes-everyone league who’ve found the appropriate playoff mentality. It’s a shame there’s no chance of them meeting in the postseason.

  1. 4thquartermagic - Apr 22, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Then Kobe tweeted:

    “@Hoya2aPacer and @Dlee042 Black Mambas never well-wish their enemies. #FourNotFive”

    • money2long - Apr 22, 2013 at 9:11 PM

      okay, he wasn’t sending him well wishes on a trip to hawaii or something. the injury to lee is an affliction affecting his livelihood casting the inability to do his job. this at least showed hibbert has a heart as well as a conscious. they are basketball players. not war enemies. i have no problem with rivals, if you will, sending out well wishes in regards to season ending injuries.

  2. seabronco - Apr 23, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Lol Lee ran away from that fight it looks like. He knew his place

  3. saint1997 - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:04 AM

    Even the rivalries are polite!!!!

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