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Chris Andersen tries to start fight with Tyler Hansbrough (video)

May 30, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

Chris Andersen and Tyler Hansbrough have been chippy with each other throughout the Eastern Conference Finals, and this seemed inevitable.

The animosity came to a head early in the second quarter of Game 5 between the Heat and Pacers when Andersen and Hansbrough were hit with a double technical, and Andersen got a flagrant 1.

Andersen was lucky he wasn’t ejected. He initiated the conflict by dropping his shoulder and knocking Hansbrough to the ground. Then, Andersen lingered rather than running up court – Hansbrough had the excuse of being sprawled out on the court – and approached Hansbrough again. Andersen got chest-to-chest with Hansbrough and shoved him before the two were separated.

Maybe  Andersen was trying to give the Heat a spark, considering Miami had trailed most of the game, rather than just losing his cool against a player who gets under many opponents’ nerves. But if that were Andersen’s goal, it didn’t work. Immediately after the altercation, Indiana went on a 5-0 run, including a Hansbrough free throw as a result of the flagrant.

  1. jrebar88 - May 30, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    and once again, this wannabe thug is not ejected. what is it going to take?

    • pantsfreezone - May 31, 2013 at 12:03 AM

      Psycho T didn’t do anything to warrant an ejection. Also, everyone, everywhere has wanted to do that to Hansborough since forever. The dude is a Grade A d-bag.

    • hehateme2 - May 31, 2013 at 7:30 AM

      Hansbrough is a no talent punk. He deserved it.

  2. sun602 - May 30, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    The fact that Andersen wasn’t ejected is a joke. The fact that Hansbrough was also charged with a tech is an even bigger joke.

    • fventricle - May 30, 2013 at 10:13 PM

      word to big bird

  3. bucrightoff - May 30, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    You gotta toss him for that. Its nothing but a fake tough guy move to provoke the opponent. Hansbrough getting T up for standing up to that punk? Weak, weak, weak.

  4. patfic15 - May 30, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Hansbrough has that angry man thing going on….birdman better stay in that d@man bird box.

    • patfic15 - May 30, 2013 at 9:45 PM

      Fine autocorrect….”damn”.

    • badintent - May 31, 2013 at 1:12 AM

      We have all seen D West throwing cheap shot elbows at all the little Heat Guards for all the games. Guess what happen when someone his own size gets in his face ? He punks out . 100 % !.Too bad he has been playing the bully role, the Pacer need him to score and board.He is so busy being a playground bully, he’s forgot about Birdman and Haslem shooting at a combine 80+%. And Hansbrough is West’s little protégé, instead of being a good pro, he’s a wanna be NBA player with cheap shots and a foul a minute program.Pathetic. But I do give him the Oscar for his Flop on Birdman’s elbow .When this series ends in Miami, I’ll be so happy to watch some basketball with good shooting and smart clean play.
      Not a Heat or Pacer fan, just call it as it is.Wilt would have picked up all these punks and thrown them in the second row.

      • Nostrils10 - May 31, 2013 at 2:16 AM

        shut up you goober…

      • badintent - May 31, 2013 at 2:25 AM

        Go take your meds . Again.This a big boy sport.Tell your junkyard dog to shut up.goober goober

      • padraighansen - May 31, 2013 at 1:50 PM

        You call it as it is under a fake name. You are a BAD ASS!

  5. bougin89 - May 30, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    It’s a joke this was a double T…Flagrant 1 and T or whatever…Chris Anderson should have been tossed.

    Can officiating get worse than this?

    • soflasfinest - May 31, 2013 at 12:11 AM

      Yes. Yes, it can. Look at the last 4 mins of game 4.

      • chachooga - May 31, 2013 at 2:10 AM

        Or the end of game one….pacers fans have zero to whine about.

  6. deavn - May 30, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Why didn’t dude get ejected? Isn’t that supposed to count for an ejection?

    • stlouis1baseball - May 31, 2013 at 10:40 AM

      Yes. But apparently it’s only when it’s Lebron getting shoved by a Chicago Bull.
      Let’s not talk about the forearm shiver/lowered shoulder PRIOR to the shove.

    • chicitybulls - May 31, 2013 at 11:44 AM

      Only if you’re Nazr Mohammed and the person being pushed wears #6 for the heat and flops to the floor.

  7. mustangs2 - May 30, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Lebron is playing like a BEAST.. I know a lot of the audience of this site are eating their hearts out because of it.

  8. bougin89 - May 30, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Anyone watching the 3rd quarter…wow. Officiating has changed to the Heats favor big time.

    • hodaghunter - May 31, 2013 at 12:55 AM

      That quarter where both teams got called for 6 fouls each and the Heat got T’d up twice? I think you’re confusing the fact the Pacers couldn’t make a basket to save their life in the quarter.

  9. angulocarlos1 - May 30, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Hansbrough gets under a lot of people’s skin, I’m not suprised

  10. taintedlombardis - May 30, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Why is Lebron allowed to stare down other players?

    • money2long - May 30, 2013 at 11:35 PM

      so petty.

  11. stayhigh_247 - May 30, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Birdman don’t want that fight!

    • norcalkingsfan - May 31, 2013 at 2:48 AM

      seriously, psycho T would turn bird man into game hen.

    • pacersfan1 - May 31, 2013 at 9:05 AM

      BIrdman doesn’t want to fight anyone because he is a B#@%&&CH just like Haslem.

      • cantonbound13 - May 31, 2013 at 12:45 PM

        & a child molester.

  12. chrisco716 - May 30, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Amazing Hansbrough kept his cool and did not leave Birdman in a pile of feathers.

  13. claymatthewsisonsteroids - May 30, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Birdman should get another tattoo to commemorate this epic battle.

    • badintent - May 31, 2013 at 1:15 AM

      Nah, the golden gun award for shooting 18 for 18.Plus Block of the series on said Hansbourgh sad attempt at a 2 foot shot.

      • raidmagic - May 31, 2013 at 11:04 AM

        Come on you act like the guy is shooting 18 shots a game, he’s right around 3.6 shots a game and most are putbacks. Let’s not act like he’s changing the series here.

      • badintent - Jun 1, 2013 at 2:35 AM

        points are points, ugly,pretty, silly ponts , all the same. And he’s knocking down his FTs too.Plus his blocks , boards and nasty screens are huge for the minutes he’s playing.Right now , he is THE X FACTOR. With him out of game 6, look for the game to be over by half time with the Heat down 20, all Pacer paint points

    • kavika6 - May 31, 2013 at 3:57 AM

      Is there any room for another tattoo?

  14. chachooga - May 31, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    I looked at the replay….what was birdman ticked about? He was hot about something….didn’t seem like just hansypoo being under his skin, he was hot! Anybody know?

    • deeballer - May 31, 2013 at 5:32 AM

      I was looking to see if someone did or say something to the Birdman beforehand, but they won’t show much of that because it’s better to cover the angry after effects than to find the source. Someone doesn’t get that angry like that for nothing.

      • damaddwebba - May 31, 2013 at 9:34 AM

        Birdman got shoved in the back on the play, he turned around and thought it was Hansbourgh.

        I love tha the refs are letting them play big boy basketball though.

  15. rtfinch - May 31, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Looks like you heat fans hit a whole new low with this one. There’s no reasonable explanation for Anderson not to get tossed. The initial shoulder to the back could’ve been a flagrant 2, even if that wasnt the reactionary shove definitely was. And im going to go out on a limb and say Mr. Stern won’t suspend anyone from the heat.

  16. beachsidejames - May 31, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Pacers are the bigger more physical team and have been abusing the Heat the whole series. West hitting Wade in the head from behind on a breakaway layup is one good example. Call was just a regular foul. Tossing players left and right means nobody good would be left playing. These players were put on warning and continued good hard play. Two good teams going at it…dosen’t get any better.

  17. azarkhan - May 31, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Chris, don’t bother packing your bags for Indianapolis because after the league reviews your cheap shot on Hansbrough, you’re going to be suspended.

    • stlouis1baseball - May 31, 2013 at 10:41 AM

      Yeah…I fully expect the freak to be absent game #6.

    • bucrightoff - May 31, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      Stern, suspending a Heat player? Thanks for the laugh. If anything that Flagrant 1 will get rescinded.

  18. kdubb32 - May 31, 2013 at 10:19 AM


  19. cantonbound13 - May 31, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    No ejection? shocking.

    • bigrele - May 31, 2013 at 11:21 AM

      Sore losing pathetic Knick fans w/their worthless chokejob team still hating on all things Heat? Even more shocking………………lol

      • cantonbound13 - May 31, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        Even more shocking is that you got by the registration process on this site.

  20. mtdwest816 - May 31, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    This makes me laugh, so if you watched the game, he shoulders Hansbrough to the ground Psycho T gets up gets in Birdman’s face who throws him back to Hibbert. Then a little later Hansbrough throws up a soft little layup Birdman swoops out of left field and sends it to the stands. I was dying, punked Hansbrough 3 times in the same game.

  21. zickhead - May 31, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Miami always get the most favorable calls. If this was Tyler pushing Lebron or someone else he would have been ejected right away. But , of course if a Heat players does it, it’s ok.

  22. yankees218 - May 31, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    But JR Smith got a flagrant and had to sit out a game…..gotta love officiating.

    • cantonbound13 - May 31, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      NBA is clearly fixed. Heat players never get suspended or ejected for the same thing others get suspended & ejected for.

      • ishwishfish - May 31, 2013 at 3:35 PM

        You, sir, are by far the biggest whiner on this forum. Get yea to Canton.

  23. 24thesho - Jun 1, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Andresen deserved the “T” but getting thrown out? That is, unless, he had one previous “T”, then he should’ve gotten tossed. But, as for the rest the overreacting comments..; c’mon, sissies! These dudes are around 6′ 8″- 6′ “9 + 220 lbs. Get real.

  24. 24thesho - Jun 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Over 220 lbs., I should have typed.

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