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WATCH: LeBron tells Suns’ Cameron Payne to stay humble, reminds him he was out of the NBA

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Friday’s contest between the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns got heated as the Suns cruised to a 32-point lead and eventually won the game.

Despite having a first-quarter lead, the Lakers collapsed in the second and third quarters when the game didn’t go their way.

Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard got into a brief physical altercation on the bench, head coach Frank Vogel got into the ears of an official and followed the referee down the sideline, a fan slapped Rajon Rondo’s hand and was ejected and other moments as frustrations boiled.

Then LeBron James and Suns guard Cameron Payne exchanged words (NSFW) (h/t: @2Cool2Blog):

James tells Payne something along the lines of: “Stay humble…You was at home a year and a half ago, now you wanna pop off.”

James referred to the time when Payne, the 14th overall pick in 2015, fell out of the league in 2018-19 and played overseas. But Payne bounced back and eventually found a home with the Suns. Payne was instrumental last season when the Suns eliminated the Lakers, and the trash talk between the two teams continues to escalate.

The two squads next play on Dec. 21 in Staples Center.

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