Roy Hibbert is going to be suspended for at least a game for his role in the scuffle that took place during last night's Pacers/Warriors game. He started it by shoving David Lee during the fourth quarter of the game, so it's only right that he sit out a game for doing it. We really didn't expect him to admit that after the game, though. And yet, there he was sitting in front of his locker late last night telling reporters that he fully expects to miss the Pacers' next game as a result of the scuffle.
"I'm sure I'll hear from the league in the morning," he said. "I'm guessing I'll miss a game. But, I know my teammates have my back. They had my back [Tuesday night]. I've been on teams in my five years here, something like that happened, they left you alone on an island. This team, the guys look after one another. Everybody ran over and protected."
But, one guy Hibbert didn't need to be protected from was Stephen Curry. During the melee, Curry attempted to attack Hibbert but Hibbert pushed him off of him immediately. And, after the game, Hibbert had some pretty funny insight into that, too.
"Seriously, I didn't even feel him," Hibbert said. "I saw some light-skinned guy. I don't know if it was Klay Thompson or Steph Curry, I just knew there was a light-skinned guy by me."
Ha! But, seriously, we're glad the "fight" that took place last night didn't turn into an actual fight. Otherwise, this definitely would not be a laughing matter right now—and Hibbert would be facing way more than just a game on the sidelines.
[via Indianapolis Star]