Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 10:10 am  |  10 responses

Vince Carter Ejected for Elbowing Steven Adams in the Face (VIDEO)

You can’t throw an elbow at the “White Kendrick Perkins” and get away with it, Vince Carter. The refs tossed VC out of last night’s game following an exchange of ‘bows with Steven Adams. Per the Dallas Morning News: “After a physical loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki gave the Thunder’s rookie center Steven Adams a new nickname: ‘the white Kendrick Perkins.’ Nowitzki’s comment was in regard to Adams’ willingness to mix it up down low, a trait that has earned Thunder center Kendrick Perkins a notorious reputation around the league. [...] Afterward, Carter was upset with his emotional lapse. ‘I just want to apologize to the fans of both sides,’ he said. ‘There’s no need for it. They’re trying to clean up the game and make it fun for fans to watch. It was one of those things where I got caught in the moment and reacted to a reaction that was done to you. My intentions have never been that way. It’s just one of those things.’ Asked if he thought the league would suspend him, Carter said: ‘It is what it is. There’s nothing you can do. I hurt my team giving up free throws and points, so, I just have to deal with the consequences and move forward. It happened. Sometimes when you do something like that, you wish you could take it back. It was a physical game. We have a lot of history. All of them have been chippy and edgy.’”

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  • Fat Lever

    So he acts like he got shot in the leg when he lands awkwardly, but acts like nothing happened when he gets elbowed in the face. I don’t think he understands how this game works.

  • Gman

    do you know about force being applied while landing vs. that elbow in the game?

  • robb

    Adams hit first.

  • Fat Lever

    He also has things that absorb some of that force(his kicks, knees). There is none of that in your face when you get elbowed. I also think you’re taking my comment too seriously.

  • spit hot fiyah

    adams is a gangster. he acted like an elbow to the face didn’t even happen

  • LakeShow

    The Thunder got blessed with that pick.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Steven adams LOVES the physicality…. he had his elbows up protecting the ball/posession which is what you teach young kids initially when helping them work down low….. awesome. He is going to be the new generations bill lambier…. sharpen those elbows!?!?

  • yeahboi

    Cause he plays Rugby as well, very physical game

  • spit hot fiyah

    he and lamb are also the net result of the harden trade

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