If Twitter were around back in 1995, couldn’t you picture Michael Jordan and John Starks pulling off some nonsense like this?
During Golden State’s Game 1 playoff showdown against the Denver Nuggets, Warriors forward David Lee went down with a torn hip flexor that will keep him out of the rest of the postseason.
One of his biggest on-court rivals, Roy Hibbert of Indiana, sent his warm regards to Lee via Twitter. However, it wasn’t exactly the warmest of regards.
I really don’t like @dlee042 but I really hope he has a speedy recovery. Hate to see guys get get hurt or injured.
— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) April 22, 2013
The best part? David Lee himself responded in kind.
@hoya2apacer Good to know our dislike is mutual, that being said I appreciate the tweet Roy!
— David Lee (@Dlee042) April 22, 2013
Both the Pacers and the Warriors are young teams on the rise. Hibbert is the starting center for Indy and Lee is the tough-minded, bruising attacker that Golden State lacks without him.
We can only hope that Lee comes back at full strength.
How long has it been since we’ve seen some real animosity between two NBA players (not named Ron Artest or Metta World Peace, for that matter)?
We’re not talking about Street Fighter II or anything, but a little on-court hatred goes a long way.