Josh Smith and Stan Van Gundy weren't the only two to engage in a 'jawing session' during Wednesday's Pistons-Suns game. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and the Suns' Markieff Morris each picked up technical fouls in the second quarter after a little confrontation that looked like nothing more than some mid-game pleasantries.
Well, a chord was obviously struck with Morris, who carried the apparent beef into the post-game interviews, proudly refusing to mince words about Caldwell-Pope's near game-winner with a few seconds left in the game:
Morris on KCP: "Caldwell-Pope got it and you know he doesn’t have any heart so we knew he was going to miss it."— Vincent Ellis (@Vincent_Ellis56) November 20, 2014
It's no secret that Morris likes to run his mouth. Morris has been fined 14 times since he entered the league four seasons ago, which includes a technical foul he picked up against the Pistons last season when he had the fourth-most technicals in the league.
The Suns have 14 technicals this season, the most in the NBA.
Interestingly enough, Morris' best case comparison on DraftExpress is Rasheed Wallace (without The Crazy), who Morris idolized. Seems like he's got the crazy at least.
I await KCP's rebuttal.