‘Remember That Sh*t’: Suns’ Jae Crowder Engages in Online Brawl With Lakers’ Phil Handy & Draymond Green Over Salsa Dance During Playoffs

Published 07/23/2021, 11:10 PM EDT
May 27, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket past Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) during the fourth quarter of game three in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY | Courtesy: Reuters


In terms of trash talks, the NBA is not as brutal as the UFC, but not as gentle as Grand Slam Tennis. So a little back-and-forth is a tradition. Now, three new names have joined the league of banters in Phoenix Suns’ Jae Crowder, the Lakers’ Phil Handy, and the Warriors’ Draymond Green.

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All of this started with the Suns’ playoff quarters against the Lakers where they eliminated the defending champions. Turns out, Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy is far from forgetting power forward Jae Crowder’s comments on his team. 

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In Game 6, the Lakers lost to the Suns 110-113 in a very close game. In that game, Jae Crowder scored a convincing 18 points and helped Devin Booker’s 47-point performance reach its destination. But things went personal when Jae Crowder mocked LeBron James in the closing minutes. He began salsa dancing on the Staples Center court to mock King James for a commercial featuring him.

This was a result of the Game 3 heat between the two teams. It was the night where Jae was particularly struggling and The Akron Hammer decided to poke the bear in the closing quarter. Take a look – 

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The one-on-one turned into a 2-on-one handicap match

Now, Jae Crowder is not someone who can take a mocking and stay cool about it. So, the 31-YO poked fun at LeBron James’ Space Jam tweet where he referenced a rabbit holding a gun. 

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Lakers’ star assistant coach Phil Handy could not see all the disrespect on Bron’s name and recently reacted to this. However, he was not the only person reacting as the Warriors’ Draymond Green soon joined the party with his own sarcasm. Take a look at the handicap fight where Jae refused to drop guns.

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While this fight can get crazier from here, whose side would you rather take? Help us know in the comments below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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