Heat Vs. Cavaliers: Eddie House Threatens To Fight Daniel Gibson

For the most part, LeBron James' return to Cleveland went without anyone physically trying to harm him. Mo Williams gave LeBron the cold shoulder, and there were words exchanged between LeBron and a Cavaliers assistant coach, but most of his teammates embraced him when it was all said and done.

But there was still some major animosity between two players on the opposing teams. The Heat's Eddie House and the Cavaliers' Daniel Gibson got into a bit of a skirmish towards the end of the game. Afterwards, House had to be talked out of physically harming Gibson, according to Sam Amick of Fanhouse.

Heat guard Eddie House wasn't willing to forgive Cavs guard Boobie Gibson for the events that led to double technical fouls in the late fourth quarter, and that standoff nearly segued into the worst of postgame scenes. House, who could be heard saying "When that (expletive) turns the corner I'm putting my hands on him," sat in the hallway near the Heat locker room having to be talked out of attacking Gibson. Carlos Arroyo, Jamaal Magloire and a number of security staff helped avert this conflict.     

Security held House back by telling him "this is about your career. You don't want to do this with all these cameras here," according to Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It's not clear what Gibson said to House that had him all riled up, but it's worth noting that House is often an instigator in these situations, due to his fiery style. 

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