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06/04/2013 07:40 am ET

Roy Hibbert Doesn't Shake Hands After Pacers Lose Game 7 To Heat: Something Or Nothing? (VIDEO)

Roy Hibbert wasted no time getting off the court after his Pacers were eliminated in Game 7 by the Heat.

The 7'2" center and teammate David West headed straight to the locker room after the clock struck zero without shaking hands with any of the Heat players. Paul George, Lance Stephenson and other Indiana players stayed on the court and talked to their opponents.

Was this a display of poor sportsmanship? Some on Twitter thought so.

Others wondered whether shaking hands after the game is a big deal. There was one man on the court at AmericanAirlines Arena when Hibbert and West walked off who might not think shaking hands is that important.

LeBron James came under heavy criticism back in 2009 when he didn't shake hands with the Orlando Magic after his Cavaliers were eliminated in the Eastern Conference finals.

"I look at the handshake like this. During the regular season, no one ever says anything. We play 82 regular-season games, eight preseason games, guys at the end of the game, no one ever shakes hands. Ever," James said a month after Cleveland was sent home, via NBA.com. "And you move on to the next game. The congratulations, I congratulated Dwight (Howard) via e-mail, told him congratulations and good luck in the Finals. The shaking hands thing is really not a big thing for me. It's not I'm a sore loser or anything like that. I'm just moving on. You guys beat me ... I think sometimes people want you to accept losing, and I will never accept losing. There's ways to handle it certain times, and shaking hands may be it. But I will never accept losing, at anything that I do."

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