Apr 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts (11) reacts against the Miami Heat guard Norris Cole (30) in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Bobcats didn't think Josh McRoberts elbow was malicious


One of the big story lines to follow as the Heat and Bobcats prepare to play Game 3 of their series revolves around the elbow that Josh McRoberts threw to the throat of LeBron James on Wednesday night. The result of the play was a $25,000 fine for McRoberts but the Heat wanted more.

For Charlotte, while head coach Steve Clifford didn’t dismiss the incident, he did say that his belief is that McRoberts intent was not malicious.

 

Needless to say, the NBA didn’t agree with Clifford’s assessment of the situation and gave McRoberts 25,000 reasons to be sorry about what he did. But while the league is making McRoberts pay in a literal sense, the Heat will make not only him but the Bobcats as a whole pay on the court in Game 3.

It’s not that the hit just all of a sudden made the series more interesting, but it does mean Miami has even more incentive to beat the Bobcats than they already did.

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