Indiana Pacers forward David West compared Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett blowing into his ear on Saturday night to when then-Pacers guard Lance Stephenson did the same thing to LeBron James during the 2014 playoffs. 

By SI Wire
December 28, 2014

Indiana Pacers forward David West compared Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett blowing into his ear on Saturday night to when then-Pacers guard Lance Stephenson did the same thing to LeBron James during the 2014 playoffs. 

After Garnett committed a foul on West and with play waiting to resume, he blew in West's ear and on the side of his face, prompting West to shove him and be whistled for a technical foul. 

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"I think Lance's was more sensual. That was an aggressive one", West said after the game. "I didn't like it. It was too much."

Stephenson's ear-blow was met with criticism by many, including Pacers president Larry Bird, who admitted he was "bothered" by it. 

Indiana won Saturday's game over Brooklyn, 110-85.

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