The Indiana Pacers plastered the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night but Kevin Garnett made yet another memorable moment in that game, if not unoriginal. Garnett blew into David West’s ear, much like Lance Stephenson did to LeBron James.
After the game, David West addressed the ear blow. Via the Indianapolis Star:
In the first quarter, cameras caught Kevin Garnett blowing in West’s face – and then promptly showed the Pacers veteran’s reaction that drew a technical foul.
“Yeah, I didn’t like that,” West said. “I just know it was too close and I didn’t like it. I don’t really play them games. We’re out there to play basketball so let’s play basketball. Everybody was kinda looking at what made me push him or whatever, (I) told ’em, ‘he blew in my face.'”
Then, recognizing the absurdity of the Lance-like moment, West began to smile.
“An aggressive blow at that,” West described. “I think Lance’s was more sensual. That was an aggressive one.”
And David West is legitimately tough; he’s not someone I would wanna mess with. While Kevin Garnett is known to be real intense in games, he’s also been known as an instigator and doesn’t really follow up on skirmishes.
Also, as for Lance’s ear blow to LeBron, Lance did it out of nowhere so West’s description of the ear blow is just about right.
In the end, the Pacers had the last laugh, anyway.
David West pic courtesy of Getty Images.