News: Despite NBA Finals Ban, Flo Rida's Manager Still Celebrates Miami's Game 6 Win
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 11:45AM
Even the NBA could not keep rapper Flo Rida's manager Freezy down after announcing he has been banned from the last two Finals games between the San Antonio Spurs and his Miami Heat.
Despite not being allowed to attend last night's thrilling overtime victory, Freezy made sure to have his presence felt.
"#ray #allen school the kid tonight!!!! Lol!!!!! #letsgoheat #letsgoheat #letsgoheat http://instagram.com/p/aug-cZjHfh/," he tweeted June 18th.
"#repost http://instagram.com/p/aunYuQDHV7/," he tweeted of a photo of Miami Heat's LeBron James which read: "LEBRON BE LIKE, WE HAD TO DO THIS SH*T FOR FREEZY!!!" (Freezy's Twitter)
Hours prior, the rap star's manager revealed the NBA had taken swift action against him in light of his courtside antics during the Eastern Conference Finals.
Freezy, whose real name is Lee Prince, said he has been banned by the NBA from attending the next two final games at the Triple A after San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called him a distraction. Though Flo Rida wasn't involved, he won't be at the game either, according to Freezy. "We ride together," he said. Flo Rida left for Las Vegas after hearing about the sanction. He'll catch the gam there, Freezy says. (Miami Herald)
Freezy could have possibly found himself in handcuffs if he attended Wednesday night's game in Miami.
Freezy, who chose to remain in Miami, said NBA attorneys warned him not to show up tonight. Otherwise, he'll be arrested. He has asked his lawyer to appeal to the NBA to rescind the expulsion. "This is an act of discrimination," he said, adding that he did no more than what any other fan would do at an NBA final: support the team and enjoy the game. "I am not an outside celebrity. I am a local fan and I'm gonna get emotional watching my team play," Freezy said. He said he never had any kind of interaction with Popovich and never threatened anyone during Game 1 and 2. (Miami Herald)
Earlier this month, Freezy stood behind the caught-on-tape actions and blamed his Miami upbringing for making him rowdy during the elimination game.
So, hours after he got the boot from Game 7, we emailed Prince to get his side of the story. And let's just say he wasn't repentant. "The feeling of the Miami Heat win became too much for them, so when they got physical I got vocal," Prince wrote. "I'm not a fair weather fan; we go hard in Dade County." (MTV)