The playoffs are the best part of the season. It's win-or-go-home time, there's almost no time to make adjustments, and the best players must rise to the occasion to lead their teams all the way.
Needless to say, that means that the playoffs are also the most emotional part of the season. Things get heated, trash-talking arises, and no one wants to back up.
That's why it's usual to see injured players shouting on the sidelines to try and boost their teammates and get into their rivals' heads. That's just the way it is.
And, with Jamal Murray out for the season with a knee injury, he's been at his finest by serving as the Denver Nuggets' number one fan on the bench, flexing, calling out the Portland Trail Blazers, and giving us some meme-worthy faces.
Nonetheless, it seems like the NBA hasn't been a fan of Murray's behavior as of late, as they reportedly reached out to the team to tell him to calm down and tone down his antics going forward, according to coach Mike Malone.
Murray isn't doing anything wrong at all. He's cheering for his teammates and calling out his colleagues and rivals, the people he's used to playing against multiple times in the season, and chances are they aren't even angry about his antics.
You can't expect the team's second-best player to not want to help in any possible way after falling with a season-ending injury. This is the playoffs, everything is on the line.
Also, we can't help but wonder why the league hasn't done the same with fans like Drake or Spike Lee, known for their antics and trash-talking in the sidelines for years, and they don't even play. Let Murray alone, he's clearly dying to be out there and he's done nothing wrong.