Trash-talking is a part of basketball. It's been a part of the NBA since the beginning of times, and even though some say the league has softened over the past couple of decades, it'll always be there.
It's not unusual to see players taking shots at each other, both on the court and on social media. Add two guys who know each other pretty well to the mix, and you could be in for some fine trash-talking.
That's exactly what happened between a couple of former teammates in Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier, who traded some jabs on Twitter a couple of hours ago.
Fournier asked the fans whether he should change his number after signing a deal with the New York Knicks. And the Chicago Bulls big man didn't hesitate to give him a piece of his mind:
“We don’t give a f*** what number you want to take," Vucevic said. “[Lol] he is frustrated because the only medal of Montenegro was in rifle shooting," Evan replied.
Fournier's savage response was after France won the silver medal in the Olympics. Montenegro, on the other hand, didn't fare very well in the competition.
It's worth noting that both Fournier and Vucevic played together in the Orlando Magic for years, so this was most likely a friendly jab. There's no reason to think that these guys don't like each other.
But, should that fuel their competitive spirit, then we might as well be in for a treat every time the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks square off this upcoming season.