Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert accused Miami Heat forward Shane Battier of purposely kneeing him below the belt during Wednesday’s game.
The Pacers center, who was inexplicably on the bench during the final play of Wednesday’s loss in game one of the Eastern Conference finals, was kneed in the groin as Battier went up for a shot in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game. He was in obvious and noticeable pain after the play.
The former Georgetown Hoya went on Twitter and said Battier’s actions were not “inadvertent.”
U can knee or kick me every time u drive 2the rim. Ill be there 2protect the rim. That wasn’t inadvertent. Battier knew what he was doing
— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) May 23, 2013
Here is footage of the play in question. Decide for yourself.