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Video: LeBron James in preseason shoving match

Posted on: December 21, 2011 10:34 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2011 10:35 pm
Posted by Ben Golliver

Tensions are running pretty high these days in Orlando.

The Magic got blown out in their preseason opener against the Miami Heat on Sunday and got down double digits against the Heat again on Wednesday night. Heat All-Star forward LeBron James was in the process of going off for 27 points in just 30 minutes, and Magic wing Quentin Richardson had apparently seen enough.

The incident began with James shaking Richardson off the dribble to free himself up for a stepback jumper, which he celebrated by jawing in the direction of Orlando's bench and backpedaling methodically down the court to play defense. As he retreated, he happened to run into Richardson, who took exception to the contact. The two players bumped another time, just to make sure the first incidence was real, and then Richardson wound up to deliver a hard left shoulder into James' chest, which drew a technical foul and sent James reeling a bit. 

Miami led 79-74 at the time of the incident, but Orlando managed to come back in the fourth quarter to win, 104-100, so it's safe to say Richardson's hard foul totally swung momentum in this game and All-Star center Dwight Howard doesn't want to be traded any more. It's a new day thanks to Q-Rich.

Here's the video of the shoving incident between Quentin Richardson and LeBron James via YouTube user DrakesUnibrow.

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Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2011 6:20 pm

Video: LeBron James in preseason shoving match

And now we're jawing during pre-season games??
I would be so much more interested in the NBA if people would just shut up and play instead of yapping at each other for 48 minutes.

Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2011 6:13 pm

Video: LeBron James in preseason shoving match

i got no dog in this fight so objectively this is 89% Quentin Richardson's fault.  Just beat LBJ down the court and dunk on him.  IF QR would have been even jogging this never would have occurred.  Clearly QR was looking for a fight b/c LBJ was going off on him ON THE COURT for 27.  Childish on QR's part.

Since: Jun 18, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2011 2:07 am

Video: LeBron James in preseason shoving match

are you guys blind or just full of hate?? didn't you see richardson slow down on lebron to get a shove and lebron responded back. Every players knows you go back down on offense that thier is no reason to slow down.

Since: Jun 21, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 1:25 am

Video: LeBron James in preseason shoving match

Maybe Lefraud can lie about it.  Like he lied to the Cleveland fans when he said he might re-sign w/ the Cavs.  Maybe he'll claim he didn't intentionally shove Richardson.  But I doubt anyone believe anything that comes out of Lebron's mouth anymore.

Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2011 6:48 pm

Video: LeBron James in preseason shoving match

Somebody needs to beat his ass please. What a child Lebron is no class or common sense just a big Di@# head

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