May 14, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) passes the ball as Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) defends in the first half in game five of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoff 2014, LeBron James gets smacked in face by Deron Williams (GIF)


There is absolutely no love lost in the series between the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat and while we don’t see the two sides going at each other’s throats like we see out West at times, the blows are more subtle and the recipients take it like men.

LeBron James getting smacked across the face while going to the bucket in Game 5 is an example of this, although he did try to sell it after getting smacked.

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Then again, he did get smacked in the face and he could have flopped a lot worse than what he did which actually seemed rather normal. Still, if you’re going to come at someone in this series, you do it like that as the blows come physically and are answered on the scoreboard.

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