After defeating the New York Knicks on Saturday, Frank Vogel, the Indiana Pacers’ head coach, dismissed the Miami Heat as a just another team when asked about the Pacers’ upcoming series against Miami in the Eastern Conference finals.
“They’re the next team that’s in our way, and that’s how we’re approaching it,” Vogel said.
For James, the comment was a head-scratcher. After all, the Heat defeated the Pacers in the 2012 playoffs, and this season the Heat has had a 27-game winning streak, finished the regular season with 66 victories and has only lost one game during the playoffs.
“We’re not just another team,” James said. “I don’t understand what he’s saying. But we’re not just another team. It’s not true.”
Frank Vogel was fined $15,000 for remarks against the Heat a year ago.
Source: Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald