Dennis Schroder has some interesting thoughts on his altercation and ejection during the game between the LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets.
The LA Lakers have been shorthanded this season, to say the least. After LeBron James and Anthony Davis went down with their injuries, the franchise has found it more and more difficult to win games. And in this situation, many have called for Dennis Schroder to step up for the franchise.
The star did just that in the Lakers’ game against the Brooklyn Nets. In a match where his opponents were by far the favorites, Schroder took over completely, scoring at will on offense, and being an absolute pest on defense.
Unfortunately for the German though, his night ended prematurely due to a certain incident with Kyrie Irving. And after the game, the player spoke very comprehensively on the topic.
“I mean I said Bye”: Dennis Schroder did not agree with his ejection after his incident with Kyrie Irving
Dennis Schroder was essentially the heart of the team during the time when he was on the floor. His suffocating defense especially made a huge impact for the LA Lakers, and massively irritated Kyrie Irving.
The Brooklyn Nets superstar then started talking trash to Schroder, something they both got their first technical for. But neither player seemed to want to stop, due to which Schroder and Irving had their nights finished early, with their second technical fouls resulting in their ejection.
Speaking on the incident after the game, Dennis Schroder had this to say.
“I didn’t know at first that we got double technicals when he came up to me. After that, I kept asking him, what he is talking about? And he kept talking, kept talking…Then he got kicked out, or got the second technical, and I mean I said ‘Bye.’
The Lakers star continued on the topic.
Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schroder were both ejected after getting into it during the third quarter. pic.twitter.com/i2UEyKba3m
— ESPN (@espn) April 11, 2021
“I don’t even know if I waved at him. I probably did. And then [the official] said, ‘You’re gone, too, because you waved at him.’ And I didn’t even know that I got the first technical when he came up to me.”
Many in the NBA community have since argued that the ejections were far too soft, and it could be true. Technical fouls for just trash-talking is a tad bit egregious. But, while Dennis Schroder probably agrees with this opinion as well, we’re sure all he cares about is the win that he was the inspiration for during this game.