The Philadelphia Sixers may be terrible, but they’re still a proud group of guys.
Former Wildcat Nerlens Noel retaliated to Eric Bledsoe’s claim that Kentucky would beat the Sixers, by laying him out just 30 seconds in Friday night’s tilt.
Bledsoe who walked back his comments prior to the Phoenix Suns’ easy 122-96 road win, says the hit was intentional.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) November 21, 2014
(We very much doubt that young Noel will try to pull a similar stunt when Boogie Cousins comes to town.)
Per CSN Philly:
“They were telling me before if I came into the paint they were going to do something dirty,” Bledsoe said. “I did it on purpose.”
Following the game, Bledsoe remained convinced that the hit was intentional. […] “You can tell if you look at the tape,” he said. “Like I said, they did it on purpose.”
“I just tried to protect the rim and I gave him a pat on the butt,” Noel said. “[Bledsoe] is my good friend. We rehabbed together down in Birmingham, Alabama so it was nothing personal.”