LeBron James Video: Watch King James and Jermaine O’Neal Start Scuffle

April 11th, 2011 by Tom Kinslow Leave a reply »
LeBron James goes strong to the rim.

That's not exactly a secret, as James is like a running back when he cuts to the paint, and Jermaine O'Neal wasn't going to get out of the way like so many before him had. O'Neal lowered his shoulder and so did James, and it was a big collision, and LeBron took exception to this.

James threw the ball at O'Neal and it touched off a minor scrum between the two teams that have a lot of bad blood between them.

I'm siding with O'Neal on this one. This is basketball, not ballet, and James should take a look at some of the old tapes of NBA games, when guys got fouled like that on a regular basis, if not worse.

If LeBron is going to run through people to the tin, he had better expect to get a little contact back; if not, then he needs to toughen up and realize that contact is part of the game. Furthermore, taking a stupid technical foul in the postseason is something you just shouldn't do. As a veteran, LeBron should know that and should have kept his cool.

This won't be the last time he takes a hard foul. Next time, he needs to use his head. If not, stupid plays and scrums like that are needles ...

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