Last night, the NBA announced that Harden has been suspended for a single game without pay for kicking LeBron in the groin during Sunday’s matchup.
The kick, which came in the third quarter of a game the Rockets won in overtime, earned Harden a flagrant foul 1 during the game.
“It’s a reaction,” Harden said of the play, according to ESPN. “They called a flagrant. Next play we moved on.”
The other James spoke about the kick on different terms.
“Obviously that’s not a basketball play,” Lebron said. “Obviously the league will probably take a look at it. I have no idea why he would do that, but two competitors just trying to go at it and he won this one.”
Watch the play in question below:
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