VIDEO: JJ Barea hilariously trolls Mavs fans chanting for him to play in Warriors blowout
The Dallas Mavericks enjoyed a massive lead over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, and fans inside the American Airlines Center were hoping to see Mavs’ reserve point guard JJ Barea check in to the game.
The 35-year-old Puerto Rican, after all, has only appeared once in Dallas’ first 14 games of the season, scoring 11 points in Dallas’ win over the Orlando Magic earlier this month.
With 2:40 left in regulation, the home crowd chanted “We want JJ”, which caught the attention of Barea who was joking around with Luka Doncic on the bench at the time.
Luka’s reaction to JJ psyching out Mavs fans 🤣 pic.twitter.com/mBx5WVq5rn
— Selby Lopez (@LopezSelby31) November 21, 2019
The 13-year vet played played with the crowd as he sprinted to the scorer’s table, then quickly made a U-Turn back to his seat. The hilarious move left Doncic and the rest of the Mavs bench in stitches.
No need for J.J. Barea to play in a blowout, but he gave the crowd a thrill when he got off the bench and started to trot toward the scorer's table, only to U-turn as he got by Rick Carlisle. Barea's time will come later in the season.
— Eddie Sefko (@ESefko) November 21, 2019
Barea, who played a big role off the bench in Dallas’ championship run in 2011, is now entering the twilight of his career. He has career averages of 9.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in 803 regular season games played.
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