Indiana Pacers' Danny Granger has tried to annoy Miami Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade over the course of their second round series.
James and Wade have both commented on Granger's aggressive style in the playoffs, and they both agree it's getting annoying.
From CBS Sports Royce Young:
"Whatever he's trying, it is not working," James said Tuesday. "He's said he's not scared of LeBron, I want to let (James) know. I guess he's doing it for his own psyche. It's stupid."
Said Wade: "I'm all for standing up for your guys, but certain things you just can't keep doing. My message to Granger was that you just cant't keep running into people's faces for altercations. We're not fighting on this basketball court, so let's not act like we're going to fight. We can be physical and do all that, but certain things got to stop. Are you out here to play basketball or are you out here to be a tough guy?
Here is LeBron and Wade talking about Granger earlier.
Granger said this after Game 4:
"I just think we have to send a message as a team that we won't back down. They are media darlings of the NBA right now. They get a lot of publicity right now. It basically says that Indiana basketball is about playing tough, playing every possession. We're really not afraid of anybody."
We'll see if this will make Granger stop his trash talking or fuel it even more Tuesday night at Miami.
Evan Sidery is a beat writer for FootBasket. He is a fan of the Colts and Pacers. You can see more about him by following him on Twitter.