The NBA has retroactively given David Lee a flagrant 1 foul for hitting Dwight Howard in the face earlier this week.

The Los Angeles Lakers center said it was too little, too late.

"I don't really care," Howard said. "It's late now. There's nothing we can do about it."

After the Golden State Warriors beat the Lakers on Monday night, Howard pledged he'd get revenge against Lee. A few days after he received stitches in his lower lip from the blow, he backtracked a bit.

"I do want to clear it up," Howard said. "I'm not going to do anything stupid the next time we play [the Warriors] to jeopardize myself, to jeopardize the team or jeopardize his career. Even though I felt like the play was dirty, I'm not going to do anything to retaliate but go out there and play hard and do it the right way, which is winning the game and dominating, instead of doing something stupid which could cost me or our team the game."