The San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is reportedly responsible for getting Miami rapper Flo Rida‘s manager banned by the NBA for the last two Finals games.
According to Flo’s manager, Freezy, the NBA has 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 find himself in handcuffs if he attends tonight’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)
Details on the messy situation hit the Internet earlier this month.
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)