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Pacers-Warriors brawl upset Hibbert's mom

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08:01 AM ET 02.28 | Before he was suspended Wednesday, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert had an apology to make -- to his mother. "My mom was a little upset," Hibbert said. "She said I should have walked away. It's unfortunate it happened. I watched the video and I saw there was a little kid that ran up out of his seat when all that happened. I apologize to the fans that were sitting courtside. We're a team that loves the fans and we don't want to scare them away." Hibbert was ejected for picking up two technicals after getting into a shoving match with Warriors big man David Lee. Hibbert also threw Warriors point guard Stephen Curry to the side twice. Lee also took a one-game suspension for the brawl.

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February 28, 2013  08:36 AM ET

He should take her flowers and have a bowl of soup with her. It always made my mom's day a little happier...

February 28, 2013  09:04 AM ET

The 'Spirit Of Ron Artest' Lives On, Bros?

February 28, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Lol poor Curry. He should know better than to mess with someone who clearly bigger. Regardless of his good intentions.

February 28, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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He should take her flowers and have a bowl of soup with her. It always made my mom's day a little happier...

Except when you ate the soup and told her if she was so hungry she could eat the damn flowers.

February 28, 2013  09:37 AM ET

I just hope that the NBA doesn't become the culture of violence that we as Americans have come accustomed to. What I saw in Indiana between Hibbert and Lee brought back memories of the Artest days. I believe that Hibbert's days in Indiana are all but over and I hope the owner of the Pacers make that sooner than later. Some may say that's over-reacting but I say you have to in order to send a message to the league that this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Principles trump chance every time.

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February 28, 2013  10:05 AM ET
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The 'Spirit Of Ron Artest' Lives On, Bros?

Roy is nothing like Artest. He is just a spirited player that wants to win. No punches were thrown. Just men being boys.

PS: How are your Lakers doing?

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February 28, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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I hate all this wimpy back-peddling....it shows that hibbert is soft as helland why miami was able to come back and beat them last yearYou DON'T want a nice guy rep as a big-you want to be known as a little crazy and mean

Kick a-s-s, jgb.

February 28, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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Kick a-s-s, jgb.

To be fair, though, when I was at ND we had a guy named Jay Miller who would come in in the 3rd quarter and whack the other team's scorers. The crowd anticipated and cheered each foul. If he could make it to the 4th quarter without fouling out, his night had been unsuccessful.

February 28, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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I just hope that the NBA doesn't become the culture of violence that we as Americans have come accustomed to. What I saw in Indiana between Hibbert and Lee brought back memories of the Artest days. I believe that Hibbert's days in Indiana are all but over and I hope the owner of the Pacers make that sooner than later. Some may say that's over-reacting but I say you have to in order to send a message to the league that this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Principles trump chance every time.

It wasn't that bad . "The Malice in the Palace" and Artest was so much worse. Hibbert is not on any level of Artest. Why would the owner move Hibbert because of a shoving match or you talking based off production. Sorry teams don't get rid of players because of minor things like this.

February 28, 2013  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I just hope that the NBA doesn't become the culture of violence that we as Americans have come accustomed to. What I saw in Indiana between Hibbert and Lee brought back memories of the Artest days. I believe that Hibbert's days in Indiana are all but over and I hope the owner of the Pacers make that sooner than later. Some may say that's over-reacting but I say you have to in order to send a message to the league that this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Principles trump chance every time.

You obviously didn't watch the video. Hibbert was just defending himself. Lee, Curry, and others were going after Hibbert.

February 28, 2013  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I just hope that the NBA doesn't become the culture of violence that we as Americans have come accustomed to. What I saw in Indiana between Hibbert and Lee brought back memories of the Artest days. I believe that Hibbert's days in Indiana are all but over and I hope the owner of the Pacers make that sooner than later. Some may say that's over-reacting but I say you have to in order to send a message to the league that this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Principles trump chance every time.

Lol. There is ten times more violence in a game of hockey or football then this one overblown fracus. For one, Lee was the one who started it by using all his strength to shove Hibbert, as Hib was following the play and was getting ready to rebound, not be shoved from behind. Don't really find logic in letting a bunch of other players push him around and back him in a corner without him at least standing his ground.

Secondly, who in their right mind wants to come at this guy. He spends his summers working out in a MMA gym. I would like to see him get in the ring with James Johnson tho(black belt) of the kings. That would be violent... and will never happen.

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February 28, 2013  01:05 PM ET

Lee is a white KG. He tries to bait other players into starting something. He tried on Tim Duncan the other night by pushing and shoving but Tim would have none of it. Hibbert is just not mature enough to let the baiting go by.

February 28, 2013  01:08 PM ET

test

February 28, 2013  01:09 PM ET
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You obviously didn't watch the video. Hibbert was just defending himself. Lee, Curry, and others were going after Hibbert.

Hibbert was defending himself.Why in the world didn't curry get suspended?
Why in hell does he have the right to go after the opposing player and not get tossed .

Hibbert tossed him away 1time & then he comes after Hibbert a 2ND time.
This is all happening as Hibbert is backing up.

Curry should have been tossed as well cuz he escalted the situation.
The NBA will suspend who they want to suspend.

February 28, 2013  04:34 PM ET
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The 'Spirit Of Ron Artest' Lives On, Bros?

Idiot.

February 28, 2013  04:37 PM ET
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I just hope that the NBA doesn't become the culture of violence that we as Americans have come accustomed to. What I saw in Indiana between Hibbert and Lee brought back memories of the Artest days. I believe that Hibbert's days in Indiana are all but over and I hope the owner of the Pacers make that sooner than later. Some may say that's over-reacting but I say you have to in order to send a message to the league that this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Principles trump chance every time.

You are so obnoxiously ignorant I want to laugh. Yeah, Hib's days are over. /facepalm

 
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