Jae Crowder gets into heated IG exchange with Lakers coach, Warriors’ Draymond Green
The beef between the Los Angeles Lakers and Jae Crowder continues to simmer. Well over a month after the Phoenix Suns eliminated the Lakers in a spicy first-round series, the two sides are still bickering. This time, the spat took place on Instagram and included a contribution from Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green.
Jae Crowder taunts LeBron by Salsa dancing 😳 pic.twitter.com/FGAIxKHwq1
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 4, 2021
The Suns, of course, reached Game 6 of the NBA Finals, and Crowder played a major role in their superb playoff run.
Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy commented on @cuffsthelegend’s post and called back to the caption Crowder used with the IG slideshow he posted after Game 6, which referenced this Space Jam tweet from James.
“Aint no fun when the rabbit got the gun”… we will remember that shit,” Handy commented.
After Crowder clapped back, Handy told Crowder to delay the antics until he wins a ring. Not surprisingly, Draymond Green — who I’m pretty sure has won more championships than any player in NBA history — sided with the Lakers assistant coach. Crowder did not.
Jae Crowder getting into it with Lakers assistant Phil Handy and Draymond Green over his salsa dance and 'rabbit got the gun' IG comments after the Suns beat the Lakers 👀 pic.twitter.com/0fggMeRIBM
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) July 23, 2021
During a recent appearance on ESPN’s “The Jump”, Crowder explained his decision to break out the salsa.
“I don’t know if you remember Game 3. They did a LOT on the sidelines in Game 3,” Crowder said. “That ruffled a lot of feathers on our side. That gave us some extra spark and motivation. That’s all it was…We waited til the last 30 seconds of defeat to let our trash-talking do the talking.”
All of this is to say: Lakers-Suns should be pretty darn good next year. The question is: what side will Chris Paul be on?