Reggie Evans made headlines last night and it wasn’t with his play, but for his mouth. Evans made comments about the Heat winning a championship in a lockout-shortened season and also about LeBron James being “just another player” that could be defended like Joe Johnson or Andray Blatche.
Those comments made quite a stir at Barclays Center last night and they prompted James to take to Twitter and quote Jay-Z lyrics which were intended for Evans.
Earlier today, Evans made an about face on a radio spot with SiriusXM Radio.
“Well, I didn’t say it didn’t prove anything. Those were not my exact words,” Evans said during an interview on SiriusXM radio’s “Off the Dribble” show. “I just said they won a championship in a lockout season. That’s what I said. So I never downplayed it or nothing, I just said they won a championship. That was really about it. I guess people just took it out of proportion.”
Evans later said: “One thing about me is like when I’m gonna talk about you, I’m pretty much gonna say it in your face. I’m not gonna go in the media and say it to the media. It was kind of hilarious to me because I think it was blown out of proportion because that’s not my DNA. I don’t throw jabs through Twitter or social media. I don’t do that type of work. It’s cool. I’m not dwelling over it. I just think it was taken way out of proportion and stuff like that.”
Evans also told the Daily News that defending superstar small forward LeBron James was no different than defending Joe Johnson or Andray Blatche. James then proceeded to score 24 points, grab nine rebounds and dish out seven assists, and ripped the Nets power forward, who went scoreless.