Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson had some postgame words for Cavaliers star LeBron James following Detroit’s 107–90 Game 2 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
“I’m definitely in his head,’ Johnson said, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell. “That’s for sure.” Johnson, who has spent time guarding James the first two games of the series and received a shoulder bump from LeBron early in Wednesday’s game, went on to add more bold commentary about the No. 1-seeded Cavs, who lead the first-round series 2–0.
“He jabbers. He moves his mouth sometimes. Their whole team does, kind of like they’re little cheerleaders on the bench.”
Stanley Johnson when asked why he's not afraid of LeBron as many other young players would be in same situation:— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) April 21, 2016
"Why would I be?"
James scored a game-high 27 points and added six rebounds, three assists and three steals in the Cavs’ 17-point win. Johnson registered nine points in 21 minutes of play.
Per ESPN, with Johnson defending him, James has scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting in the first two games of the series, including 6-of-6 shooting in Game 2.