Roy Hibbert and David Lee Get into Polite Twitter Beef During 2013 NBA Playoffs

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistApril 22, 2013

Shortly after David Lee went down in Golden State's first game of the playoffs against the Denver Nuggets, it was apparent that something was wrong.

Lee tore his right hip flexor and is out of the playoffs, leading other players around the league to give him some support.

Well, sort of.

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert gave his condolences to Lee but threw a little jab into his tweet as well.

I really don't like @dlee042 but I really hope he has a speedy recovery. Hate to see guys get get hurt or injured.

— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) April 22, 2013

Lee caught wind of Hibbert's backhanded insult and decided to return the favor.

@hoya2apacer Good to know our dislike is mutual, that being said I appreciate the tweet Roy!

— David Lee (@Dlee042) April 22, 2013

Thus ended the tamest, most polite Twitter beef in the history of the NBA.

Of course, this all likely stems from the brouhaha that Lee and Hibbert found themselves in back in February that led to each player earning a one-game suspension.

It's pretty impressive that these two can get into the NBA's modern-day version of an all-out brawl and just a few months later respectfully share their dislike for each other.

Perhaps one day they'll make up over a cup of tea and let bygones be bygones. Until then, I guess we'll all have to be subjected to more of these horrifying public displays of civility.