There could be a bit of controversy coming out of game 5 of the NBA finals.
During the game, Lakers center Anthony Davis appeared to intentionally hit Jae Crowder in the face while both players were down on the ground in the third quarter.
— Playoff Parakeet A. Cortes (@Ryan_Cortes) October 10, 2020
A couple more angles of the AD-Crowder play in question from last night's 3rd Q: pic.twitter.com/X1wcCJoN6F
— Couper Moorhead (@CoupNBA) October 10, 2020
I wonder if the league takes a look at this. Intentional act? https://t.co/dCpcKIkYMv
— Vincent Goodwill (@VinceGoodwill) October 10, 2020
Heat fans are now calling for the NBA to look into the matter and suspend Davis for the cheap shot on Crowder.
Reminder that JR Smith was suspended 2 games for doing this to Jae Crowder in 2015 pic.twitter.com/AY0Tl97rJB
— Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann) October 10, 2020
Anthony Davis needs to be suspended for purposefully hitting Jae Crowder on the face pic.twitter.com/xr12hSMRYh
— Dr. Guru (@DrGuru_) October 10, 2020
AD should absolutely be suspended for this but he won’t be because the rules are different for stars. He looks for Crowder and then punches him in the throat https://t.co/Y0AS7QUeee
— Kev (@NBACouchside) October 10, 2020
suspend Anthony Davis like you suspended Draymond Green in 2016, Adam Silver
— Gonzalo Le Batard (@PapiHumor) October 10, 2020
— #Culture (@HeatBetter) October 10, 2020
Update: The NBA said they would not give Anthony Davis a retroactive flagrant for the play.