The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami HEAT on Friday night, but perhaps the biggest moment of the game was entirely non-basketball related. Jordan Clarkson and Goran Dragic were both ejected for fighting during the third quarter, a decision by the officials that Dragic disagreed with at Miami’s Saturday practice.
"I was surprised [I was ejected] if I'm honest,” Dragic told reporters. “He was the aggressor, and I got ejected."
The two guards bumped into each other repeatedly after Dragic set a screen on Clarkson, a time at which Clarkson claimed Dragic elbowed him. Dragic also disagreed with that.
"The video don't lie. The video don't lie. That's it,” Dragic said. And as for when Clarkson followed Kobe Bryant’s advice and raised his fists?
"I was not scared,” Dragic said, before clarifying he “didn't want to fight. It was just an emotional reaction from me.”
No discipline has been handed down for either player as of yet, and Dragic sounds like he just wants to leave the incident in the past.
"It is what it is,” Dragic said. “I'm over it."