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Isaiah Thomas: Jerryd Bayless is a ‘fake tough guy’ (Video)

Isaiah Thomas’ dislike of Jerryd Bayless was made evident after the Boston Celtics’ 99-89 win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
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Thomas and Bayless had an incident during the fourth quarter where Thomas tried to block Bayless’ shot and ended up standing on top of him. Bayless pushed Thomas to move him from his disrespectful pose on top of him, and Thomas lost it. It looked like he really wanted to go after Bayless, who laughed in response.

Both were assessed technical fouls for the incident. Thomas shared his thoughts on Bayless after the game.

“I don’t like him,” Thomas said via the Sacramento Bee. “End of story. He’s a fake tough guy.”

The two were actually AAU teammates, and Thomas told The Bee that Bayless knows where the animosity comes from.

Well, Isaiah, that’s nice, but nobody else does. Why not share it with the curious public?

Anyway, for calling Bayless a “fake tough guy,” Thomas sure seemed to be the one acting like an idiot and fake tough guy with the way he went after Bayless. His dislike of Bayless almost seems irrational. What happened, did Jerryd steal your girl or something?

Lionel Hollins, Jerryd Bayless have mixup on bench (Video)

Lionel Hollins Jerryd BaylessMemphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins got into it with point guard Jerryd Bayless in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday.

Bayless entered the game for Tony Allen with 4:43 left in the fourth quarter and the Grizzlies down 87-79 to the San Antonio Spurs. Hollins pulled Bayless less than a minute later, and shoved him to the bench. He was likely upset with the poor defense Bayless was playing on Tony Parker. It’s unclear what Bayless did to provoke the shove.

Despite the apparent issues between the two, Hollins brought Bayless back in a minute and a half later. Bayless’ defense on Parker did not improve. Tony scored 37 points on 15-21 shooting in the game, leading San Antonio to a 93-86 win and series sweep over the Grizzlies.

Below is a GIF of the incident:

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JR Smith says Jerryd Bayless has ‘little man complex’ after fight (Video)

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith and Memphis Grizzlies guard Jerryd Bayless got into a bit of a skirmish during the second quarter of the Grizzlies’ win over the Knicks on Friday night. While the two were battling for position on the perimeter, Smith threw a pretty blatant elbow toward Bayless’ upper body. Bayless was understandably upset, so he reacted by shoving Smith before teammates and coaches stepped in to separate the two.

After the game, Smith pleaded ignorance to the entire thing.

“I dunno what he could’ve been mad at,” Smith said according to Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal. “Some small guys got little man complex. Maybe he’s gotta work that out.”

Smith has a whopping three inches on Bayless if their stats are accurate, so I don’t know if that’s the best insult to go with. It was no Metta World Peach knockout blow, but J.R. clearly intended to hit Bayless with the elbow. When you do something like that you have to expect retaliation.