LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are tired of Danny Granger getting into their faces and trying to be "a tough guy." And, with Game 5 of the Heat/Pacers series just hours away, they're letting him know about it.
"Whatever he's trying, it's not working," LBJ said earlier today. "He's said he's not scared of LeBronâ€¦I guess he's doing it for his own psyche. It's stupid."
D-Wade went in even harder on Granger, though, by basically telling him that he needs to stop running around and acting like he's gonna start a fight on the court. "I'm all for standing up for your guys," he said, "but certain things you just can't keep doing. My message to Granger was that you just can't keep running up into people's faces for altercations. We're not fighting on this basketball court, so let's not act like we're going to fight. We can be physical and do all that, but certain things got to stop. Are you out here to play basketball or are you out here to be a tough guy?"
"Nobody is fighting on the basketball court," James also said. "C'mon. I'm not going to fight because I mean too much to our team and I can't afford to be suspended for a game or do something stupid to get thrown out of a playoff game."
Granger's response to them? Deal with it. "There is a line," he said in response to James and Wade, "and I'm tip-toeing it."
The fight, er, the game starts tonight at 8. And, judging by the fightin' words that are getting thrown around right now, you don't want to miss it.
[via Miami Heat Index]