NBA / Dec 22, 2011 / 4:00 pm

Quentin Richardson To LeBron: “I Don’t Care If You’re The King”

Let me start out by saying Quentin Richardson is the man. He always has been, and always will be. With that said, he got a raw deal in last night’s preseason game against the Heat. After a little bumping between him and LeBron James, this play should have resulted in a double-technical. Instead, Q got the personal foul and T’ed up.

“I don’t care if you’re The King or whatever,” Richardson told Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel after the game. “You put your pants on just like I do.

“He still got 27 points, but you have to let him know that he has to fight for them. That it ain’t gonna be a walk in the park.”

Assuming Dwight Howard stays in Orlando all season, I like what I’m hearing from Q-Rich and the possible ramifications it can have down the line. While I don’t see it turning into the next DeShawn-LeBron, it’s always good to have guys on your team that won’t back down.

What do you think?

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  • NYK

    wasnt Q like best buds with Dwade the one season he was at Miami? he mad that the bromance is no more and LBJ took his place?

  • Space jam

    Q was just tired of getting embarrassed and what he did was all he could really do in the form of “payback”. What exactly did Lbj do to deserve a technical? Seemed like the right call to me.

  • Rice Protein

    What are you guys talking about? Lebron purposely ran into Q on the way back, though Lebron was probably not aware, as he was wondering if he could make that shot when it actually counts (playoffs, regular season, 4th quarters, against real teams, etc).

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    It wasn’t running into Q… LBJ shoved him. It was pretty obvious. Fratello even pointed it out. Q slowed down to bump him, LBJ shoved Q, Q retaliated. Come on guys… not like it’s necessary for this, but do your computers/phones have volume?

  • the truth

    Q got outplayed (no surprise) and he was pissed…big deal

  • DH

    Q is a punk and knows his only chance at competing is if LeBron can get himself in trouble. What was the deal with Q and his shoulder into LeBron in the open court? What a bitch move while LeBron was running.

    Then, Q purposefully gets in LeBron’s way as LeBron’s telling Orlando’s bench how he can’t be guarded. Then LeBron let’s Q know he noticed…and Q pops off and launches his shoulder into him.

    Q – You’re trying to act tough when you’re really not…get over yourself.

  • aaron

    ok so you just said that Q is the man. So you can’t get that to ANYONE ELSE all season unless you acknowledge that you’re taking it away from Quentin Richardson. Remember for whatever reason you said that Quentin Richardson is the man.

    You didn’t name any all-star or Olympian or present or future Hall of Famer, you said that Quentin Richardson is the man. Maybe we should define what THE MAN means exactly before we proceed.

  • Michorizo

    I like that Q stood up to LeBron…Q is his own man! He felt disrespected and let it be known…It could have been Luke Ridnour, I dont think Q takes a different approach for anyone.

  • doc

    He suppose to do that.The man already did it to him raw 2 straight games his manhood came out.I dont know how yall play at yall parks.But at the playground we get PHYSICAL!

  • Taj

    I don’t care if you drop 27 on me if you’re good enough to do it, I’ll walk home with my tail between my legs and come back harder tomorrow… But… if you’re givin me the business and then shove me outta your way… NOW we got issues… Q did the right thing!

  • Mtx

    Q better watchout, cuz LBJ is a specialist in choking!

  • http://www.dimemag.com Slick Ric

    ^ I thought this was very funny and clever, lebron jokes are old but this came out of nowhere.

  • catdaddywhack

    “Q” da boss!!!

  • http://brokejumper.com/ Brokejumper

    I admire Q’s toughness, but he was being a douche, Lebron know’s he’s at a different level. He knows retaliation has no gain, good maturity in his part, he may not have more rings than adam morrison but he does have a multi million dollar brand to protect.

  • http://www.cracked.com/funny-353-kobe-bryant/ Atom

    Almost stopped reading this piece after “Let me start out by saying Quentin Richardson is the man. He always has been, and always will be.” He always has been “the man”? You must be talking about a different Q-Rich because the one I’m thinking of has been jacking horrible shots and banging his head since he got in the league.

    Double-T by the way. You have to T-up the small intentional shoves away from the action if you see them because that shit can escalate.

  • douglalr

    Q is garbage…he did the same thing to the Celtics right after they got Garnett…the Celtics spanked the Knicks by what seemed like 60 and went on to the win the chip this same year…he inspires a can of wup A on his teams…this is basketball…back up your tough talk with some play or get some gloves or a knife or whatever not backing down is defined by Dime as…

  • CoraSong

    LOL @ Mtx, good one my man!