News: Flo Rida's Manager Blows Whistle On Miami Heat Ejection: "We Go Hard In Dade County"
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 11:50PM
After making national television for being thrown out of Monday night's Pacers versus Heat Game 7 in South Beach, rapper Flo Rida's manager has stepped forward to explain what really went down.
Flo's manager Lee "Freezy" Prince 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)
Details on the messy situation hit the Internet late Monday night.
Rapper Flo Rida's manager was ejected from Monday night's Miami Heat playoff game against the Indiana Pacers following a verbal spat with one of the Pacers, according to a televised report by TNT's Craig Sager. The rapper, who hails from Carol City, was seated near the Pacers' bench for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Just as the Heat had all but locked up the win late in the fourth quarter, Heat point guard Norris Cole got into a heated spat with Pacers reservist Jeff Pendergraph. Cole was ejected with less than three minutes remaining. (Orlando Sun-Sentinel)
Television footage of Flo sitting by himself immediately following the ejection has started to spread.
Both players were immediately ejected by referee Ken Mauer, who clearly had no patience for any hijinks, considering the game's circumstances. Things then took a turn for the strange, when TNT's Craig Sager reported that a manager for the rapper Flo Rida was also ejected from his courtside seat near the Pacers' bench for trash talking with Pendergraph. TNT cameras caught Flo Rida smiling with his arm around an unoccupied black chair as play resumed. (Sports Illustrated)
Following the Heat's win, TNT's "Inside the NBA" host Ernie Johnson talked about what went down.
"Flo Rida's manager was apparently asked by Flo Rida to [leave]. The arena didn't kick him out, the NBA didn't kick him out but apparently Flo Rida said, 'Look, you're my manager but you gotta stop, man. You gotta go.' [laughs]" ("Inside the NBA")
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