Los Angeles Lakers star, LeBron James has finally spoken about the spat that ensued between him and Miami Heat player Jae Crowder.
The two players who used to player together had some heated moments in Game of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, September 30.
But LeBron revealed in an interview that competing against his former teammate is just like competing with anyone else.
This is not the first time James and Crowder have had a thing on the court.
The two went head-to-head when LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers met Crowder’s Boston Celtics in the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals.
Crowder later joined James’ Cavs at the start of the 2017-18 season.
LeBron James and Jae Crowder got into it a bit in Game 1. LeBron addresses facing Jae Crowder after playing together and battling against him in the past.
— LakeShow (@LakeShowCP) October 1, 2020
But shortly after, Crowder was traded to the Utah Jazz in a three-team deal that saw swingman Rodney Hood go to Cleveland.
The trade led to some emotional and deeper reactions from both players.
LeBron James does indeed have a dated history with Crowder, one of the league’s known irritants.
Game 2 should be interesting between the Lakers and Heat on October 3.
It should be interesting to see how this dynamic continues to play out over the course of the NBA Finals.
LeBron and the Lakers will hope to take a 2-0 lead, while Crowder and the Heat will look to even the series.