When Kyrie Irving went down injured, a lot of NBA fans expected them to falter fast in the playoffs. Instead, a relatively unknown back-up point guard named Terry Rozier took the opportunity and ran with it. The 24-year-old, who has spent most of pro career in the G-League (D-League), scored 23 points in both Game 1 and Game 2 and helped lead the undermanned Celtics to a 2-0 series lead over the Milwaukee Bucks.
On the other side of the court is Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe, who has not played very well at all. He’s 9-for-25 shooting (just 36%) and scored just 21 total points over both games. When a reporter asked Bledsoe about Rozier’s strong start the series, his answer was both hilarious and embarrassing.
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) April 18, 2018
“Who?” asked Bledsoe.
“I don’t even know who the f*ck that is.”
Was he just trying to engage in next level trash talk? Or does he really have no idea who is about to end the Bucks postseason dreams? It’s honestly hard to tell.
When Rozier was told about being a mystery man, he decided he wasn’t going to play that game.
Rozier’s response when I told him about Bledsoe’s comments: “I’m not feeding into that.” https://t.co/Sx8tbeldt5
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 18, 2018
Game 3 will take place on Friday evening in Milwaukee. There’s a good chance that Beldsoe will know who Rozier is by the time the game tips off.