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Nazr Mohammed doesn’t hold a grudge with LeBron James for getting pushed down by Mohammed

Aug 19, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

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In the Bulls-Heat playoff series last spring, Nazr Mohammed got involved in an altercation with LeBron James. While LeBron dribbled, Mohammad fouled him, and as they were tangled, LeBron pushed Mohammed to the floor. At that point, the basketball play ended. Mohammed got up and shoved LeBron, who was already looking at a referee while pleading his case, and LeBron fell to the floor.

LeBron got a technical foul, and Mohammed was ejected – a disproportionate punishment for disproportionate acts. Mohammed was more in the wrong,* and he was treated as such.

But don’t worry. Mohammed holds no grudge with LeBron.

CSN Chicago:

Host David Kaplan asked Mohammed what an off-court confrontation between Mohammed and James would go like in a post-shove world, but Mohammed didn’t wnat to make a big deal of it.”I’d say ‘what’s up?’ I’d give him the head no,” Mohammed said..” I’ll speak to him as much as I did before the so-called incident. There’s no hard feelings.”

That’s mighty gracious of Mohammed, but it’s pretty pointless. If anyone should have hard feelings, it’s LeBron. He’s the one who was hit with a cheap shot.LeBron, because of his stature as the game’s top player, has more people gunning for him. I don’t know whether LeBron is still bitter with Mohammed, but the Bulls center isn’t the first player to attempt to make his mark by coming at LeBron. I just have no idea what Mohammed as getting at now.*At least in terms of committing violations. Strategically, he might have been right.

  1. ProBasketballPundit - Aug 19, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    This was the perfect incident to illustrate how prejudiced people are against LeBron. LeBron got fouled hard for no reason on the play and pulled a move every NBA would have, throwing Mohammed’s arms off of him. Then Mohammed gets up and shoves him hard to the ground and I, as a diehard NBA fan, knew immediately it would lead to an ejection. Afterward, all you heard about was how Mohammed made a smart play to breakup a fast break (what fast break?) and how LeBron flopped big time after being shoved hard by a 260lb man. Ridiculous.

  2. doctordunkenstein - Aug 19, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Sorry nazr, too late. there are no open roster spots on the heat this year for u anymore

    • legend30 - Aug 19, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      The Bulls already re-signed him for a one-year deal.

      • money2long - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:56 PM

        and i can’t wait for game 1 of the regular season.

  3. beach305 - Aug 19, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    I’m a big Lebron and Heat fan, but this is a good strategy as along as you don’t try to injure. If you can’t him to bite and take a swing than you’ve done your job.

  4. kingwithringz - Aug 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    What kind of stupid title is that? Nazr doesn’t hold a grudge for getting pushed by Mohammed.

    • dondada10 - Aug 19, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      The rest of the article wasn’t exactly The Catcher in the Rye.

    • chiefwhirlingdervish10 - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:24 PM

      I actually thought it was a clever and effective title. “Nazr Mohammed doesn’t hold a grudge with LeBron James for getting pushed down by Mohammed” With the facetious “for getting pushed down by Mohammed,” he is really showing his feelings (which is that Mohammed doesn’t deserve to have or not have a grudge against Lebron, since he was in the wrong) towards Mohammed’s “concession,” which is fleshed out in the rest of the article. So the headline properly previews his point.

      • dondada10 - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

        Technically you’re right, but the title is still clumsy in it’s attempt at dry humor. Wouldn’t “Nazr Mohammed Doesn’t Hold Grudge for Shoving LeBron James” work better?

      • davidly - Aug 20, 2013 at 10:22 AM

        Best would be: Nazr Mohammed Doesn’t Hold Grudge with Flopping LeBron James

  5. supremekingz - Aug 19, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Nazr said he’d give him head… That’s a very disturbing way to show that everything’s cool

    • shanelsweet - Aug 19, 2013 at 3:38 PM

      I think he said he wouldn’t give him the head which makes perfect sense to me and doesn’t disturb me in the least. I’d give him the head no too.

      • dondada10 - Aug 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM

        Pretty sure he said “…head nod…”

  6. Vir Publius - Aug 20, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Please…I can’t believe you’d paint LeBron as a big victim for starting a fight and then getting exactly what he wanted out of it: he duped a hot headed idiot into getting ejected.

    There is giving LeBron ridiculous sympathy calls, which has gotten way out of hand, and then there is unfairly biased journalism like this, which paints the aggressor (GEORGE ZIMMERMAN ANYONE?) as the victim. I can stomach the former, but the latter is inexcusable. Report facts, not your opinion, if your job is to publish the news.

    • adamsjohn714 - Aug 20, 2013 at 2:07 AM

      It’s a blog, so the lines of true journalism are blurred. Also, in the future, try to actually make a modicum of sense.

  7. aaroncurryisbust - Aug 20, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    George Zimmerman did nothing wrong though.

  8. aaroncurryisbust - Aug 20, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    George Zimmerman did nothing wrong though.

  9. thetruth702 - Aug 20, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    you kidding?? lol. dude answered a question. all he said was there’s no hard feelings. quit tryin to make a story out of nothing bc you cant think of anything good to write. ever.

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