It seems as though Stanley Johnson has been feeling some kind of way recently.
Earlier this month he took some shots at Kevin Durant, saying that had he played in the game versus them that he would’ve “beat the hell out of” the Pistons.
Next on to feel the trash talking wrath of Johnson is Lebron James. Following Johnson and his team’s loss to the Cavs, he followed up Wednesday’s loss with a pretty salty sounding interview:
“He jabbers. 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.”
Even after the game, Johnson’s sh*t talking was chronicled on Twitter:
Johnson on LBJ: “He’s going to have to strap his shoes in every night tight because I’m going to strap my shoes in every night tight.”
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) April 21, 2016
Oh, and this too :
Stanley Johnson when asked why he’s not afraid of LeBron as many other young players would be in same situation: “Why would I be?” — Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) April 21, 2016
Lebron must’ve caught wind of Johnson dogging him, because during the game he bumped into Johnson as he shot a three point shot.
Then the Piston’s Marcus Morris elbowed Lebron, who cried foul to the refs, and is quoted as having said “I’m gonna f**k that n**** up!” Welp. With the teams going head to head again this Friday, we’ll see how it plays out on the court.