Matthew Dellavedova looks like Russell Crowe's kid brother. "What we do in life echoes in eternity....and make it hurt like hell."
Spoke w/ Dellavedova's ex-coach from Australia's AIS: "He's tough, relentless, assertive & never backs down. That isn't dirty. Competitive."
One thing is clear after tonight's game. Whether it's warranted or not, opposing teams think Matthew Dellavedova is dirty.
LeBron got a little fired up defending Dellavedova.
LeBron James strongly backed Matthew Dellavedova, who maintained he was just playing hard.
Dellavedova isn’t dirty but he’s intentionally reckless. Outcomes are similar and no consolation to the players impacted.
“People are trying to give (Dellavedova) a bad rap, he doesn’t deserve it and I don’t like it… I will protect my guys for sure.” -LeBron
LeBron on Dellavedova: "If they're focused on Delly then they are focused on the wrong thing." He's not happy with the rep Delly is getting
"People are trying to give him a bad rap. He doesn't deserve it and I don't like it." LeBron James on Atlanta's comments about Dellavedova
Lead ref Ken Mauer's "live ball physical taunt" description only further confuses what Dellavedova did or didn't do.
“You don’t take the aggressive nature out of the game.” - LeBron on the Dellavedova play
Matthew Dellavedova on Horford's words that he has a track record: "I would obviously disagree with that."
“I was boxing him out, and you can see that he’s pulling my left arm down.” - Dellavedova
Matthew Dellavedova on Horford's comments that he has a track record: "I would obviously disagree with that." Said Horford had his arm.
"I would disagree with that. I was boxing him out. ... He was pulling my left arm down." Matthew Dellavedova on "track record" comments
Mauer said Dellavedova got a “live ball physical taunt” tech for making contact “with his head & shoulders into the knee area of Horford.”
Ref Ken Mauer said Al Horford got a Flagrant 2 foul for making “contact above the shoulders, to the shoulder and head area of Dellavedova.”
Postgame pool report with crew chief Ken Mauer about the Horford/Dellavedova ruling: http://t.co/riDVCVwtld
Crew chief Ken Mauer explaining Horford's flagrant-2: "He made contact above the shoulders, to the shoulder and head area, of Dellavedova."
NBA ref Ken Mauer: Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova received "liveball physical taunt technical foul" for "contact" w/ Horford's "knee area"
DeMarre Carroll on the Horford/Dellavedova incident: http://t.co/DT1aU6DC9N
What's clear from Hawks comments is they had preconceived notion of Dellavedova before 2nite. Which may have played into Horford's reaction.
Hawks' Kent Bazemore on Al Horford's ejection and Matthew Dellavedova's "track record" http://t.co/METgeAdz6y
Kent Bazemore on the Horford/Dellavedova incident: http://t.co/YkuwGKicD4