The altercation between Duncan Robinson and Jaylen Brown yesterday shook the NBA. Specifically, many were talking about how Brown’s response to Robinson was dangerous as he could’ve broken a bone or snapped his arm. Now, fans can finally know the heated exchange between the two.
Duncan Robinson Challenged Jaylen Brown
Initially, the three-time All-Star from the Boston Celtics seemed to win this altercation. The referees did issue him a Flagrant 1, but his teammates and coach respected him for not backing off.
However, the Miami Heat forward challenged him after Brown threw him to the ground.
Then, the 27-year-old screamed for Robinson to let go of him; they both went to the referee to contest the call and the lack thereof.
During this, the 29-year-old forward demanded an answer from Brown. The tensions were high after the physical contact, and both were ready for a fight.
Thanks to the lip reading from LegendZ, this new perspective shows that Robinson wasn’t ready to back down from Brown.
He calls Brown on his antics and challenges him. As Brown pushes against him while asking what he’d do, Robinson dares him to go further, claiming, “You’re not like that.”
Brown: Hey, get off me! What the f–k is your problem?
Robinson: Why did you do that s–t? Don’t do that s–t. F–k out of here.
Brown (To referee): Call the first foul.
Robinson: The ref was right.
Brown: Call the first foul.
Referee: I called the first foul.
Brown: No, you didn’t. No, you didn’t.
Brown (To Robinson): Get out of my face. Get out of my face. Get out of my face. What are you gonna do about it?
Robinson: You’re not like that.
The New Perspective Gets Users To Rally Against Brown
Yesterday, the Boston superstar was getting flak for performing a move that could’ve been a danger to Robinson’s career. Now, many are calling him out for being a fake tough guy. One user even jokes about him crying during the postgame interview.
Meanwhile, many applaud and praise Robinson for not backing down from Brown.
Another user comments, “Brown soft, he only speaks up when Jimmy Butler isn’t there.”
Is Robinson wrong for initiating contact with Brown, or is the latter wrong for slamming the former into the ground?
Furthermore, do you think the altercation would’ve been different had Butler been there?