Jae Crowder hilariously stares down LeBron James after fouling him hard in the Phoenix Suns Game 4 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jae Crowder and LeBron James share quite a bit of history together in terms of postseason basketball. Going all the way back to James’s second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the two matched up against one another in the Cavs-Celtics series in 2015. Fast forward a couple years and Crowder found himself on the 2017-18 Cavaliers roster alongside LeBron James en route to the NBA Finals.
Going back to the Bubble last year and Crowder was on the opposing Miami Heat squad that took the Los Angeles Lakers to 6 games in the Finals. Now, bringing it back to present day, the two are jawing at each other yet again in the Suns-Lakers first round matchup out West.
Game 3 of this 2021 series is whether things seemed to get a bit chippy between the reigning Finals MVP and the Suns forward as the former relentlessly attacked the Suns forward in the post. The highlights were posted all over social media and the narrative surrounding the two became that of a rivalry of sorts.
Jae Crowder stares down LeBron James in Suns win over Lakers.
Game 4 was no different in terms of the Crowder-James ‘beef’ as things came to a head when the former member of the Heat fouled LeBron considerably hard by grabbing onto his shoulders. Bron proceeded to shake it off while Jae seemingly stared him down as he made his way to the charity stripe.
No love lost between Jae Crowder and LeBron James. Crowder just stares at James after this. pic.twitter.com/S7OrDZJZR7
— Trevor Booth (@TrevorMBooth) May 30, 2021
This staredown has caused the internet to make yet another meme of a player in-game as Jae Crowder’s face has been plastered all across NBA social media.
— For The Win (@ForTheWin) May 31, 2021
With the series tied at 2 a piece and Anthony Davis being out for Game 5 due to a groin strain, it seems as though Chris Paul and the lot will most definitely have a chance to eliminate the defending champs in the first round of the Playoffs.