Video: Monte Morris Trash Talks LeBron James, Lakers Proceed to Go on 25-8 Run

Robert Marvi
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There’s an unwritten rule in the NBA that it’s not that wise for a role player to talk trash to a superstar.

With 8:27 left in the second quarter between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets, Monte Morris hit a 3-pointer over LeBron James to give the Nuggets a 45-32 lead.

The Denver guard then proceeded to throw some shade at James.

After Morris dissed James, the Lakers came alive, going on a 25-8 run to take a 61-55 lead at halftime.

With a 38-16 record, the Nuggets are in second place in the Western Conference, just three games behind the first-place Lakers.

Although L.A. has dominated this season against sub-.500 teams, it has struggled at times against contenders like the Nuggets. A win here would go a long way in improving the Lakers’ confidence heading into the All-Star break.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.