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Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell jokes that Eric Bledsoe knows who Terry Rozier is now

Donovan Mitchell, Terry Rozier, Eric Bledsoe

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe made the headlines for the wrong reasons when he admitted that he doesn’t know who Boston Celtics’ point guard Terry Rozier is.

In an exchange with Bucks’ reporter Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel, Bledsoe said he had no idea who Rozier was:

Joking or not, Rozier didn’t seem to mind. He responded by stating that he’s focused on the Celtics, nothing more, nothing less. As reported by Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo Sports NBA:

“I’m concentrated on the Milwaukee Bucks-Boston Celtics matchup. If he don’t know who I am, it’s all good.” Does he find it funny. “I don’t even think it’s funny. He might be talking out of spite or something.”

In Game 5, however, both players threw a shove at one another during a Celtics possession, and it resulted in a physical exchange moments later.

Earlier today, Rozier said he was a big fan of Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell after the rookie scored a Jazz rookie record 33 points in Game 4 to take a 3-1 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Mitchell, who surely heard those comments and was watching Game 5, took to Twitter after th exchange to express a little fun support for Rozier.

Maybe the playoff atmosphere got into the Rozier and Bledsoe’s skin. That’s why the two almost fought. Good thing their teammates and the officials were quick to react.

Though Rozier said that he doesn’t really care about Bledsoe not knowing him, perhaps his true feelings showed in the clip above. Bledsoe, too, might really know who Rozier is. But for this series, he opted to forget everything else. He simply sees Rozier and the Celtics as obstacles getting in the way.

It would be nice to find out what both parties have to say about the scuffle. Do they finally know each other? Or do they want to reduce each other further to mere objects without a name?