Amish LeBron Defends Matthew Dellavedova From ‘Dirty’ Criticism
LeBron James had another magnificent performance last night, leading the Cavaliers to a 114-111 overtime victory over the Hawks with a triple-double (including 37 points). We all know how transcendent LeBron can be on the court, but he's taken his post-game press conference skills to another level as well. His leadership and poise and hat were on full display as he sat next to, and defended, teammate Matthew Dellavedova against charges of dirty play.
Dellavedova was involved in yet another controversial call in Game 3, when he got tied up with Atlanta's Al Horford. When Dellavedova went for the loose ball, he also appeared to get tied up with Horford's legs, and Horford reacted poorly. A low blow? A part of the game? Either way, LeBron, looking like a Pennsylvania Dutch farmer, wasn't having it:
Unlike, say, Amar'e Stoudemire (who earlier this year attempted the "say something serious while looking ridiculous" technique), not even LeBron's outfit could distract from his decisive take on the play, the game and the series. While the Hawks are looking for answers (some might say excuses), LeBron is going home to till his plot of land, then head back to the Q on Tuesday to finish off the Eastern Conference Finals way ahead of schedule.
If you don't love the King, that's fine, but you will respect.
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