During last year’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, noted irritant and former Pacers guard Lance Stephenson blew in the ear of then Heat forward LeBron James. The incident went viral almost immediately, and spawned dozens of memes.
During the 1st quarter of the Pacers’ 110-85 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night, Kevin Garnett decided to unleash the same tactic on Stephenson’s former teammate David West. Garnett blew in West’s ear, prompting West to shove him which earned him a technical foul. Take a look at the madness below:
Here’s what West said postgame about Garnett’s foolery:
“I didn’t like that. I didn’t like it. I just know it was too close and I didn’t like it. It was just too much. I don’t really play them games. We’re out there to play basketball, so let’s play basketball. Everybody was kinda looking at me trying to figure out what made me push him or whatever, but he blew in my face, an aggressive blow at that. I think Lance’s was more sensual, you know? That was an aggressive one.”
West finished the victory with 17 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds.