19-year-old Detroit Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson is not afraid to speak his mind, even if he’s taking shots at LeBron James and his Cavaliers teammates.
Following their game 2 loss against Cleveland, Johnson had some choice words for James and the rest of his team. “He jabbers,” Johnson said about James to the media. “He moves his mouth sometimes. Their whole team does, kind of like their little cheerleaders on the bench. Every time you walk in the right corner. They’re always saying something like they’re playing basketball, like they’re actually in the game. There’s only seven or eight players who play, I don’t see why the other players are talking. They might as well just be in the stands, in my opinion.”
He later added, “I’m definitely in his head. That’s for sure.”
During the game, James took the opportunity to bump Johnson on the way back to his bench.
LeBron James just punked Stanley Johnson. https://t.co/4zhyGLDolI
— Cavaliers Nation (@WeAreCavsNation) April 21, 2016
The Pistons then retaliated, as it appeared, when Marcus Morris threw an elbow and connected with James’ rib area. It’s safe to say that James wasn’t pleased, as he had a few choice words for game officials and Pistons players.
The series has not been favorable for the Pistons, as they’ve fallen behind two games to zero. However, two physical contests have set the stage for Friday’s game three back in Detroit.
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