It takes more than a few nudges and words to startle a guy like Zach LaVine. The Chicago Bulls swingman is as tough as they come, and he showed on Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons how he doesn't back down from anybody.
LaVine got tangled up with Pistons forward Josh Jackson and didn't shy away from the altercation.
After the game, LaVine opened up that there are only a couple of people who frighten him. News flash, Josh Jackson isn't one of them.
“The only people I'm scared of is God and my Dad,” LaVine said, via Bulls Twitter.
The incident happened when Zach LaVine put on the clamps on Jackson late in the third quarter. The Pistons forward lost the ball after being stopped by LaVine, and he was eventually called for a loose-ball foul after the Bulls star stole the rock.
Jackson, being the ever-competitive guy that he is, didn't want to let go of the ball and sparks flew. LaVine obviously wasn't having it. The Bulls guard held on to the ball and politely asked Jackson to be socially distant from him.
“F–k outta here” – Zach LaVine talking trash to Josh Jackson 👀 pic.twitter.com/thvAwhtNUc
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 18, 2021
Is it just me or is Josh Jackson trying to set an NBA record of having beef with the most players? First, it was Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons, and now it's hopeful All-Star in LaVine.
LaVine got to work though and let his game do the talking. He exploded for 15 points in that third period to help the Bulls overcome a 25-point deficit in the opening half. Chicago ended up winning the contest, 105-102.