May 18, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel reacts to a foul call in a game against the New York Knicks in game six of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats New York 106-99. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2013: Lebron James and Frank Vogel War of Words

Or just nothing at all. That’s what I think about this Frank Vogel said, and Lebron James said back.  Who cares what Frank Vogel said?  Lebron James should be big enough to not care what anyone says.  Why is it that EVERYTHING said has to be dissected so much? I teach in an elementary school, and you know what I tell kids about things said to them, unless it’s something totally out of line, leave it alone.  Frank Vogel “said” the Heat are just another team, and guess what they are.  Sure, they’re the champions.  Sure, they’re the favorites this season.  But they’re just another team in the way of the Indiana Pacers geting to their own goal of the NBA Finals.  Just another team, and when it comes down to it, what is Frank Vogel SUPPOSED to say?  “Well, the Heat are really good, so they win.”

Lebron James should be over that point of what people are saying about him.  Remember that stupid decision to make “The Decision?”  We didn’t hear much peep out of him then. It took a year or so for him to FINALLY talk about it. Now Coach Vogel says this, and Lebron James feels the need to respond.  Why respond back? You’re the best player in the game right now, you know what kind of team you’ve got.  Guess what they say?  Actions speak louder than words.  If Lebron James goes out and gets his 30 points 10 rebounds 7 assists and wins game one, then he could say oh we’re just another team.  He could talk all he wants.  But at this point, when no games has been played, it’s just a lot of hot air.

I don’t care for Coach Vogel saying much either as that’s not in his coaching style.  Last season, he called out the refs and got fined.  But I don’t think he’s the type to really call out a team like that.  He’s not even called out his own team after bad bad performances, so why is he going to poke a stick at the Miami Heat.  There is already plenty riding on this. But for the Pacers it’s a win win situation.  If they come out and upset the Heat in this series, they win.  If they put up a battle, and win a couple of games, they “win” by people saying they put up a good fight.  For the Heat, it’s all on the line as they need to look dominant or people will start talking about them.  Then we’ll see plenty of words spoken.  But for now, it’s not even game one, so let’s just leave the talking alone, get to Wednesday, and play out game one.

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