LeBron James said it's not about him vs. any Stans, but Stanley Johnson certainly seems to be getting into LeBron's head early in Game 2.
Stanley Johnson was put into the game with just under five minutes left in the first quarter and immediately put on 'Bron 'Bron duty. Stanley picked up an early first (weak) foul as LeBron went baseline and Stanley kind of forced him out. Stanley then bodied up LeBron a possession or two later, but didn't want to pick up his second foul, so he softened up enough for LeBron to get a relatively easy bucket.
LeBron gave Stanley a stare down. Stanley put a triple in that eye on the other end, increasing the Pistons' lead to NINE and forcing the Cavs into a timeout.
As Johnson and James crossed paths going to their respective benches, LeBron put a shoulder into Stanley.
LeBron with the love tap on Stanley Johnson pic.twitter.com/RapCvM4Qtn— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) April 21, 2016
One of the best follows on basketball Twitter took notice:
Bron just bumped the shit out of Stanley walking off the court. Lol— Brandon Jennings (@thinkiminthe90s) April 21, 2016
Ohhh don't be sore, LeBronny. James would stay on the bench after the timeout and come back with fire in the second quarter, scoring eight points in the first three minutes. Did Stanley deactivate his chill mode again?
Now your thoughts.