According to Brett Polakoff of NBC Sports the reason for the fracas was as follows:
In the third quarter of Miami’s matchup with the Pacers, after a defensive lapse allowed Paul George to get wide open to knock down an uncontested attempt from three-point distance, Chalmers said something in the ensuing timeout that James found objectionable. LeBron jumped up and went after Chalmers, and was restrained by Udonis Haslem from escalating things even further.
LeBron later apologized to Chalmers demonstrating one of the characteristics, his leadership, that make him the best player in the NBA right now.
I love @mchalmers15 like a blood brother! I was wrong and apologized to him! We good and will always be good. I ride wit him any & every day— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 19, 2013
The Pacers are somewhat reeling after suffering their first home loss to Detroit on Monday making that two losses in a row for the first time this season.
Meanwhile, the Heat improved to 19-6 trailing the Pacers by a single game in the East.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have the best record in the NBA at 20-4.
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