What the heck is it with shots to the family jewels lately? Don't guys still consider that region sacred? Whatever happened to the "I will not hit anyone else there because I don't want to get hit there" logic? Because the Miami Heat sure didn't follow it in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night!
As you can see in the GIF the first victim of the Heat was Roy Hibbert. This shot came in the first quarter when Battier was trying to drive down the lane.
Now an argument can be made that it was one of those things that just happens during play, but I am sure there is at least one die-hard conspiracy theorist out there that sees Battier bring his knee up into attack position at just the right time...
Shot No. 2 came later in the game with about three minutes left in regulation and the Heat up by one (85-84). Norris Cole wants to back David West off some, but seems to forget that there are rules that dictate how he can do that.
West can at least rest knowing that Cole's gesture did not go unnoticed. He was called for the foul and the Pacers got the ball.