Don’t reach youngblood!
40-year old Vince Carter played just two minutes before getting ejected after raising his arms on a drive and making contact with 20-year old Devin Booker. The contact (flop?) knocked Booker to the floor, which set off another little melee, which is a daily sight for Booker, Marquese Chriss and the Suns.
This was also the second ruckus between these two teams in the past month. On February 8th, three players were ejected, 3 others were given techs after Booker and the Grizzlies Troy Daniels got into it. After the game, Booker said Daniels didn’t have the resume to be talking trash to him.
“It’s just basketball, man,” Said Booker “Talk trash sometimes. I don’t know why he’d be talking to me, been on five teams in three years and he has the nerve to talk trash to me, but it is what it is.”
It is what it is is also what Grizzlies coach David Fizdale had to say about Carter’s ejection: “It is what it is, and, fortunately, Vince is very rich and he can afford the fine.”
If you want to see a real elbow by Vince and worthy ejection, here’s a throwback clip for you featuring Steven Adams.