Throughout their first round playoff series against each other, there has been quite the spat between opposing point guards Terry Rozier of the Boston Celtics and Eric Bledsoe of the Milwaukee Bucks.
After Game 1, Rozier referred to Bledsoe as “Drew Bledsoe,” seemingly by accident. This prompted Bledsoe to respond after Game 2 by saying that he didn’t know “who the (expletive)” Rozier was, which, you know, seems unlikely given all of the scouting and preparation that goes into a playoff series. Anyway.
During Saturday’s Game 7, the Boston home crowd add fuel to the fire by chanting “Who is Bledsoe?” every time the Bucks point guard touched the ball:
Even better, the Celtics’ game op crew had a surprise in store. They brought in the real Drew Bledsoe, who happens to be a former quarterback for the nearby New England Patriots, for a quick in-game video:
This is a master class in throwing shade. On top of everything else, Rozier wound up with the last laugh when he led the Celtics with a team-high 26 points in the Celtics’ runaway 112-96 win to determine the series. Many of those points came at the expense of Bledsoe’s defense, too.
That said, this story has a happy ending between the two!
Predictably, that isn’t stopping anyone from getting their jokes off.