After a contentious and controversial game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Utah Jazz, star point guard Donovan Mitchell had a few choice words about the performance of Gary Trent Jr., who would not back down. Trent Jr. has worked hard on improving his defense, snagging 4 steals against the Jazz. His improvement also showed in Mitchell’s remarks following the game in Salt Lake.
Donovan Mitchell: “I don’t see why a guy like Gary Trent should come in and think he can just punk us. ... We’re not a team that you can come in and just talk trash to. We’re not just gonna back down. ... That’s what we kinda lacked the past few games — just toughness.” pic.twitter.com/Repl9u006a— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) February 8, 2020
Mitchell’s comment did not go unnoticed by the leader of the Blazers, Damian Lillard.
Man stop... https://t.co/MyKXZko4TU— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) February 8, 2020
Mitchell was quick to respond.
I said what I said... https://t.co/IrhB83kkVY— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) February 8, 2020
Meanwhile, the target of the remarks just laughed.
Lol.... https://t.co/9ljDQjczns— GARY x TRENT x JR (@gtrentjr) February 8, 2020
Trent Jr. must be doing something right to draw all of this attention. Perhaps that is the best revenge after such a loss.