PHOENIX SUNS

Suns’ Jae Crowder is still talking smack to the Lakers

Jun 4, 2021, 6:19 PM | Updated: 6:21 pm
Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder guards Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the sec...

Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder guards Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Jae Crowder has taken the trash talk from the court to social media.

Crowder was ejected at the end of Phoenix’s 113-100 Game 6 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday after receiving a technical for “salsa dancing,” which was really poking fun at the same moves LeBron James made in a Mountain Dew commercial.

The technical was Crowder’s second of the game after he received one earlier in the contest as part of a double-technical with a Lakers player.

That was just the start of the shade Crowder had in store for the Lakers star, though.

On Friday, Crowder posted a photo of his dance with the caption, “AINT NO FUN WHEN THE RABBIT GOT THE GUN.!! 12 MORE TO GO.!! BIG 99” — a reference to a tweet James posted in May.

A third photo in the Instagram carousel is a screenshot of Crowder pouting at James during the Suns’ Game 4 win when James was questioning a foul call.

The Suns handed James his first ever first-round playoff series loss out of 15 appearances. Phoenix goes on to face the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals series beginning Monday.

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