Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder has fun mocking LeBron James, does salsa in front of the King, and gets ejected from the Game
The NBA playoffs are usually always very entertaining. 11 7-game series, spread over almost two months, all to declare a world champion. Sometimes the series are one-sided, the other times they are very cut-throat. No matter how the series is, a little personal rivalry makes it much better. We saw the same happen in the Knicks-Hawks series. Instead of a player, the rivalry was between Trae Young and the Knicks fans at the Garden.
A similar rivalry was brewing in the Lakers-Suns series as well. LeBron James and Jae Crowder, former teammates turned foes, were at it once again. Ever since his departure from the Cavs, Crowder has faced the King thrice in the playoffs. Out of those three times, LBJ won twice, but Jae had his much-awaited victory this time.
Jae Crowder trash talks LeBron James with some salsa
In the world of sports, trash-talking is as important as a lot of other elements. It is not always necessary it happens through words. Sometimes, actions speak louder than words, and the same applies here.
After potentially having sealed the series, Jae Crowder broke out some salsa dancing in front of LeBron James. It was a dig at the King and his commercial with Mountain Dew. The referees immediately stopped the play and issued a technical on Jae. It was his second of the match, and that means instant ejection. However, it conveyed what message Crowder wanted to give.
Jae Crowder taunts LeBron by Salsa dancing 😳 pic.twitter.com/FGAIxKHwq1
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With the defending champions out of the playoffs, they would have time to rehab and work through the plethora of injuries that have plagued them this season. They also would look at the front office to take a hard look at the roster and make changes accordingly.