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Suns’ Jae Crowder is still talking smack to the Lakers

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)

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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