GIFs / May 31, 2014 / 2:47 pm

GIF: Lance Smacks Norris Cole In The Head

Norris Cole, Lance Stephenson

Norris Cole, Lance Stephenson (Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports)

Lance Stephenson didn’t reserve all his seeming antipathy for LeBron James. No, he also was whistled for a flagrant foul after slapping Heat backup point guard Norris Cole while running after a loose ball during Game 6’s thrashing.

Stephenson was whistled for a flagrant foul 1 on the play, which means it was not “excessive,” according to the NBA’s rules and regulations.

Stephenson was racing to recover the ball, but after looking at it a million times since last night, his eyes aren’t focused on the ball at all. Personally, I think he wasn’t trying to slap Cole, but consciously neglected to pull his hand back knowing Cole would run into it going the other way. Not a dirty play at all, but also not that far off.

(GIF via @_MarcusD_)

Was Stephenson’s slap intentional?

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  • Walter Egy Herrmann

    this is hilarious XDXD

    and knowing the refs reviewed it, and gone only with flagrant 1, it is even more hilarious. JVG is totally right.

  • Choming Girl

    I can’t believe on this news because http://goo.gl/XI0lwP