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Jae Crowder taunts LeBron James with salsa celebration, gets ejected

Jae Crowder, Suns

Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder just got himself tossed out of the game in the dying moments of their Game 6 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Crowder mocked reigning Finals MVP LeBron James’ latest TV commercial by pulling out his own salsa moves after the Suns were up big against the defending champions at Staples Center.

Obviously, the referee had to hand Crowder his second technical foul call of the evening which ultimately sent the 30-year-old to the showers earlier than expected.

Talk about rubbing some salt on a shot glass filled with tequila.

Crowder has been playing mind games with LeBron James and the rest of the Lakers all series long. And with the Suns clinching their first-round series in Game 6, it’s safe to say that Crowded did end up winning the mental battle.

The Georgia native has had quite an interesting relationship with the four-time MVP. James did share the locker room with Crowder a few times as members of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017-2018. That was James’ last season with the Cavs before deciding to hit the West Coast and sign with the Lakers.

There isn’t any love lost between these two competitors. With his built and physicality, Crowder has been tasked to man James every time these two stars are on the floor and, more often than not, Crowder ends up frustrating James one way or another. Thursday night wasn’t any different. With his impeccable salsa moves, Crowder instantly became a meme god to the demise of the entire Laker Nation.