The Bulls-Celtics series has turned into a real dog fight after Chicago stole the first two games on the road, then managed to let Boston back in it by dropping the next two at home (with a little help from an untimely Rajon Rondo injury that’s looking more and more like a turning point).
Things have gotten heated at times, specifically between Marcus Smart and Jimmy Butler, who locked horns in Game 4 under the basket after a made field goal and had to be separated. After the game, Butler ensured that things would stay chippy in Game 5 when he claimed that Smart isn’t “about that life,” which is slang kids apparently use today to accuse one another of being fake-tough.
Nevermind that literally 99 percent of guys around the league are putting on a tough-guy facade in this situations since – other than the Robin Lopez and Serge Ibaka scuffle earlier this season – we haven’t had an actual fistfight in the NBA in nearly a decade. That didn’t stop one wise-guy reporter from hilariously asking Smart about Butler’s comments prior to their Game 5 showdown on Wednesday.