Video: Lakers star LeBron James relentlessly trolls Jae Crowder
After an ugly first half of Game 3 against the Phoenix Suns, the Los Angeles Lakers had themselves some fun in the second half. The Lakers blew the game wide open behind the trio of Anthony Davis, LeBron James and Dennis Schroder, resulting in a 109-95 victory.
As they ran out to their big lead, LeBron decided to have some fun at the expense of a struggling Jae Crowder, who couldn’t hit a shot and kept getting roasted defensively. James executed some expert trolling of the Suns forward:
LeBron having fun out there 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/BOoBUywzrM
— LakeShowScoop (@LakeShowScoop) May 28, 2021
LeBron and Crowder have plenty of history going up against each other, and they were also teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers. With the Lakers dominating and Crowder getting owned, James couldn’t help but mess with his former teammate.
LeBron finished the Game 3 victory with 21 points, nine assists and six rebounds. He was really quiet in the first half before exploding in the second half. Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 34 points and 11 rebounds, while Schroder added 20 big points.
Crowder, meanwhile, had nine points on 2-of-9 shooting from the field and 1-of-7 from 3-point range. The veteran is just 2-of-20 from 3-point land in the series. It has certainly been a rough go for him.
While it was mostly fun and games for the Lakers in the second half, things did get chippy late in the game. Devin Booker was ejected for a dirty shove of Schroder that upset the Lakers guard and his teammates. Crowder was also ejected after getting involved.
This has been a rather intense series, and the tensions will only rise for Game 4 at Staples Center.