Did James Harden kick LeBron James in the groin on purpose during the third quarter of yesterday's Cavaliers/Rockets game? If you watch the video below, it's pretty obvious that he did. He may not have been aiming for the spot that he hit (ouch). But it definitely looked like Harden intended to hit LeBron with his foot. So LeBron fully expects the NBA to review the play in question and respond accordingly.
"That's not a basketball play and the league will probably take a look at it," he said after the game. "I have no idea why he would do that."
The league could do a number of things after reviewing the play. They could fine Harden for what he did (most likely). They could suspend him for a game (not likely). Or they could do nothing (least likely, considering this is LeBron that we're talking about!). Regardless, the Rockets still got a win on Sunday and, after missing free throws at the end of the game, LeBron was left to reflect on the loss in the saddest picture on Instagram last night:
Stay tuned to see what the NBA decides to do.
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[via Pro Basketball Talk]