Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 10:40 am  |  43 responses

Quentin Richardson Explains His Beef With LeBron James

Despite the Magic’s furious rally to win the game, the Orlando/Miami preseason tilt last night was a snoozer for the most part, but Q-Rich and LeBron did their best to keep things lively by bumping into one another a few times. Richardson explains the beef to the Orlando Sentinel: “That’s me. That’s just the way I play. Somebody push you, you push back,’ [Q-Rich] said Wednesday night after the Magic’s preseason-ending win against the Heat at Amway Center. James had glared at the Orlando bench after hitting a shot. Q-Rich slowed enough that James made contact, and then the 260-pound LeBron rammed his shoulder into Q as they walked down the court, and Q angrily responded. It really should have been a double-technical foul, but refs caught Q retaliating and T’d him up. ‘I don’t care if you’re The King or whatever,’ Richardson laughed. ‘You put your pants on just like I do. He still got 27 points, but you have to let him know that he has to fight for them. That it ain’t gonna be a walk in the park.’ Said LeBron, ‘I don’t know … I’m just trying to play the game of basketball. That’s what that was all about.’ Richardson said he would have come back at any player who did what James did.”

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  • BlackStar

    Man, I think we are about to see some REAL basketball this season. I love when ballers play with pride and want to show that they are truly the best. I don’t know what’s gotten into these players, but I hope this all translates into better games.

  • LbJ6fan

    this sequence that is being described was after LeBron had been pushed by Q-Rich the first time so its dumb that Q-Rich says he is retaliating when he instigated it.

  • misso

    Ima magic fan & that was the best. To see LeBron punk out from Q-rich & after that he didn’t do much cause Q-rich was all over him

  • fruizm

    they wrote J-Rich instead of Q-Rich.

  • Truth

    Lebron is the king richardson is a nobody

  • Andy

    Bahaha enjoy it Magic fan.. I loved seeing LeBron “punk out” and score 51 on QRich when it was during the regular season. This always happens, and LeBron routinely lights QRich up. Who actually does play good defense on him anyways.

  • nick

    will lebron ever close????? didn’t think so….way to go q-rich

  • Ldub20

    So wait….Q is admitting that he slowed up so Lebron could bump into him and he would have a reason to hit him back? Then wanted a double technical. For those who know basketball, understand that Lebron did NOT “punk out”. 1-by the time he gathered himself, the refs as well as dwight howard and other players were already in between them. 2 instead of risking a “fight” on a basketball court, he allowed his play to do his talking. IDK the shooting %s but if someone is putting up 30 on you “regularly”, id be a bit frustrated as well. Nonetheless, being wise is totally different than “punking out”. You wanna watch someone punk out….watch the Andre Miller, Blake Griffin ish on youtube, when Miller got suspended for putting Griffin under the basket!

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    This is just a case of Lebron running faster backwards, than Q does frontwards.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/12/quentin-richardson-explains-his-beef-with-lebron-james/ Q suck

    Q you are a nobody. “That’s me. That’s just the way I play. Somebody push you, you push back,” LOL

  • boboho

    lalalalala lebrick is better and ya must admit.even i hate lebron,hes a solid player.

  • Ballislove

    Why was lebron crying in a movie theater? ‘Cause he was watching Lord of the Rings…

  • LA Huey

    Why would an All-Star get into a skirmish with a role player during a preseason game?

  • Lew alcindor

    ask kobe’s chin

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow


  • shutup

    I didnt realize how big Q’s head was till he started wearing that headband, damn that ish was shiny too.

  • http://sdfjklf.com Jukai

    What a fake punk… It’s a preseason game, save the “I’M TOUGH” sh*t for the post-season. No one is going to take you seriously.

  • 23

    I don’t really see it as a beef. I just see it as q is another baller who is jealous of the opportunities lebron has both worked for and was given

  • http://www.facebook.com/gametimeweezy Gametimeweezy

    LeBron did instigate it though and Q-Rich always been like that.

  • tb

    The King does not squander with peasants!

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Q-Rich does this all the time. Targets one of the team’s best players and tries to F around. Put him on a nobody and he doesn’t lay a finger.

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    This is like a local mc trying to beef with Jigga.

  • http://nbasobrietystrike.blogspot.com/ CoolWhip

    yo Q-Rich, Deshawn Stevenson called, he wants his LeBron beefing schtick back

  • Hambone

    He basically had to run into lebron and it barely moved him

  • galagu

    Q rich pushed lebron first before this last encounter not that it matters much.

  • ThaWindy

    Slow news day…

  • lol @ magic

    lol ..miami wooped on magic by 30,..did you forget that heat haters?
    first time i saw dwight howard smile since last season when they won a game.LOL! i thought he was actually good. but hes just like shaq big and skilless. oh and about lerbon and qtip or w/e his name is, you better call lerbon and thank him this christmass that your family still has you around. i mean really qtip lebron would just ..i dont even wanna say..just call him and say thanks foreal.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Q-Rich doesn’t mind a little back-and-forth… if the Suns still had him, Leandro, Kurt Thomas and Boris Diaw they would of had a chip by now…. let alone, Marion, Amare, Raja, Joe… hell what have the suns done….??????

  • str8jckn

    @CoolWhip I always thought they were the same person!

  • Hambone

    @ lol, shaq big and skilless? When did u start watching ball 2k10?

  • SMS2013

    GayBron James doesnt have the respect from the league. Yes the fans give him a pass but not the men. GayBron was went from the king to a queen in every 4th Q. R-Rich is a good player. Greta player in college and soild in the NBA. So to call him a nonbody is too far. GayBron on the other hand was blessed with a 6-8 (260lbs) body. With a 40inch vert and speed. Didnt work for it, thats God given. Rich (6-5) with more of a human like ability. My point is when your blessed with all the gifts and you still dont get it done I cant call you a king. More of a jack. Jet terry should have been MVP the way he blasted GayBron in every 4th Q. Yes we hate bescaue there on TV and are rich. But this isnt hate these are the facts. Hes a chock artist. Look it up. In high school ad the pros he passes the ball in the 4th. Jordan wold never do that. Wade is the best player on that team and we all know it

  • Boogers

    ^^^wade IS the best player on the team….apart from Lebron.

  • Eric

    Why do do people still think that taking the Le off of Lebron’s name, and replacing it with other letters is clever? SMS2013, you sound like a 12 year old idiot.

  • mel

    If your going to call people out for not being clever, I suggest a better insult than 12 year old idiot. Just sayin…

  • Jer Dawg

    Play hard and don’t back down. Salvage whatever dignity you have by always not backing down. Irregardless of everything that’s happened.

  • smoove

    its funny how people respect q rich for not backing down.(who is also a fake tough guy) but on the other note when pierce gets into it people are all up in arms. *double standard*

  • iLL will

    bop bop

  • Brownjesus

    When Q-Rich pushed Lebron, Lebron flew across the court. Also, against the Mavericks when Brendan Haywood tried to box him out, Lebron flew onto the floor. I think we’re seeing Leflop in action.


    Brownjesus i suggest you don’t watch the Miami vs Bobcats hilites later son. You might cry yourself to death. :-)

  • http://slamonline.com neitel

    lebron is a caliber player, Q-rich isn’t. Jordan brand should get him off his payroll. he’s talented, but he should quit now…hey Q, what have u done to help the magic lately?

  • TC

    That’s what I love about Q Rich – he’s a fighter. Not many 6’5 guards rebound like he does.

  • NBA knowledge

    Lebron Skills>Q rich Skills
    Lebron b*tch a$$ness way way > Q rich
    Lebron may be a godly talent on the Bball court but he is a f*ckboy. Don’t know what it means? Google it

  • sinjun

    Hey Q, good looking repping chitown man. Lebron ego is so big its stupid like kobe.