Jeff Teague Taking Barkley’s Advice, Shoves LeBron Out Of Bounds Near End Of GM3
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Charles Barkley came under fire this past week after saying the Hawks need to send a message to the Cavs by “taking somebody out.” The Hawks Jeff Teague must have been listening and thinking about the unwise advice when he unnecessarily shoved LeBron out of bounds with 30 seconds left in Atlanta’s GM3 loss.
Teague, who did have a decent game with 19 points and a game-high 14 assists, was given a flagrant foul 1 while LeBron calmly made both free throws after making sure the fan he ran over was ok.
LEBRON ON CHUCK’S COMMENTS
“That’s Chuck being Chuck,” James said before game 3. “At the end of the day, I don’t think that has anything to do with the game of basketball. It’s not for our game. I think for us and for those guys, we want to bring a physicality to the game. But as far as taking someone out, I think that over-exceeds what our league is all about.
“You never want to try to jeopardize anyone being injured. So I don’t think, for us, we’re not going to have that on our mind. We’re going to still play our physical style of play, both offensively and defensively, and I think the referees will do a great job of taking care of the game. That has nothing to do with basketball.”