queridiculo wrote: dobrojim wrote:
Butler didn't start a darn thing.
Nene, intentionally or not, bumps into Butler to which he reacted with a slight push.
Butler didn't initiate the head to head contact, and he made no threatening gestures justifying Nene's grab around the neck.
It was 100% self inflicted stupidity by our fearless leader/warrior.
Watch it again my friend. Nene was paying no attention to Butler. Until
Butler put his hand on him in a situation where all Nene is doing is jogging
back on D. It's starts from there. Nene should never have let himself be
baited. No argument there. Butler started it. The video is unambiguous on that.
Nene escalated it. That's where he effed up. But I still say, escalated to exactly what?
Not much imo. Water under the bridge and ultimately a confidence builder for us.
I've watched it countless times, Nene bumps into Butler pretty obviously and it seemed intentional as well.
Even assuming that it wasn't intentional, Butlers little shove was nothing to lose your head over. It happens every damn game, the **** Hinrich pulled on Beal and the elbow by Noah on Ariza were far more egregious and neither of them went full (Please Use More Appropriate Word).
Well then watch again because you are missing what happened.
Nene steps on Bookers foot and when he turns to go up court he steps on Butlers foot and inventively does a hope step to avoid twisting his ankle. Butler being in motion tried to move with his foot pinned by Nene's foot and it causes him to stumble. Nene did not bump into him in any non-normal way or push him though its easy to be fooled into thinking that happened if you don't see what really was going on with their feet.
Nene starts down court looking forward. He isn't paying any attention to Butler.
Butler then say something to him and pushed him in his side sides. This gets Nene's attention so he turns to deal with it. He is standing still. Butler is the one that walks into his space to start something.
From there, Nene screws up by leaning his head into him. Its all down hill from there. While Nene is head to head with him, Butler jaws at Nene saying... WHAT YOU WANT.... Nene leans his head into him farther and then half clubs/half grabs his head with one paw. Then the other. It was like a Bear mauling a baby seal.
Butler starts it by pushing Nene and then 2nds it by walking into Nene talking to him.
Nene stands his ground and then takes it the next level by doing the Vulcan mind meld with him.
Butler takes is the next step by challenging Nene to a fight....saying... What you want.
Nene takes it to the next level by grabbing his head.
Nene got baited. He should know better then that. It might have cost us a game but luckily it didn't cost them two.
Anyway, he will be back next game to help them close this out.