JJ Barea Ejected After Beefing With Ray Allen (VIDEO)

by March 05, 2013
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The refs kicked JJ Barea out of the game when he and Ray Allen exhanged shoves. Barea had some not-so-kind departing words for Allen. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “It just came out nowhere,’ Allen said. That was Allen’s explanation for Barea’s play. […] ‘It’s uncalled for,’ Allen said. ‘I’ve managed to keep a level head throughout my career. You have your moments where things get heated. When you come down from it, you can say, `That was my fault. I was in a bad situation. I was really frustrated.’ But even in that situation, I wasn’t frustrated. It was just bad judgment, I thought from the other side.’ Allen and Barea almost cleared the benches when they nearly got into it with 8 minutes, 9 seconds left in the game. Allen said he was responding to Barea tackling him on a drive. Barea claims he was retaliating to an elbow thrown by Allen earlier. ‘There was a play where he knocked the ball away and I got it back,’ Allen said. ‘Then he just leveled me. I thought it was uncalled for. There is no place for that in the game.’ Barea said, ‘He pushed off, hit me with an elbow close to the neck. Then I gave him a bump back … I’ve been playing in the NBA for seven years. I get hit harder than that every night. I don’t get up crying. I want to fight.’ The referees ejected Barea while the play served as a catalyst for the Heat. Allen made three free throws as a result of Barea being called for a Flagrant-2 foul and Minnesota coach Rick Adelman receiving technical for arguing. It was the start of a 7-0 run by the Heat.”