Things got incredibly heated during a game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
Bucks center Brook Lopez and Kings forward Trey Lyles got into a pretty big scuffle at the end of the game.
This led to both players being ejected with just 15.4 seconds left.
Following the game, Kings head coach Mike Brown backed up his player and his team – and threatened any squad that wants to step up to them.
“I don’t know what happened, but we ain’t taking no s–t from nobody,” Brown said in the post-game press conference, according to Legion Hoops.
Mike Brown after Trey Lyles & Brook Lopez got into it at the end of the game:
"I don't know what happened, but we ain't taking no sh** from nobody."
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) March 14, 2023
The fight in question happened when Giannis Antetokounmpo cut past Lyles, who tried to steal the ball away and pushed him.
Lopez didn’t like what he saw, got in Lyles’ face, and things escalated quickly.
After the game, fans reacted to Brown’s intense comment.
Some of them were downright giddy from Brown’s response.
Benjamin Wolvesback said, “Mike Brown is legit. CotY for sure.”
This echoed the sentiment of many Kings fans.
Breh. Mike Brown is legit. CotY for sure. https://t.co/gUObricMSi
— Benjamin Wolvesback 🐺 (@BenPilaczynski) March 14, 2023
Other people who might not have been devoted followers of the team before were totally on board after Brown’s tough talk.
“Well, now I’m a fan. Welcome back Mike brown,” Coach Flight said.
Well now I’m a fan . Welcome back Mike brown https://t.co/Zm8OgK06sW
— Coach Flight (@FlightSkillz) March 14, 2023
Some people thought that Brown was just trying to sound hard, such as Que Holiday, who didn’t buy Brown’s words.
Mike Brown’s post game interview on the scuffle trying to sound hard. 😒 pic.twitter.com/vMD5Hx7UA9
— Que Holiday (@kwintinkordero) March 14, 2023
Others, such as Adam Saldana, broke down the entire fight and praised Brown for standing up for his man.
“I LOVE this angle” Saldana said when discussing the fight.
I LOVE this angle.
1) Giannis made the punk move to walk into Lyles intentionally.
2) Lopez mouthing off what we know he said.
3) Fox, Barnes, Sabonis rip Lopez off, they put on for their brother.
4) Mike Brown praises Lyles followed by the team sayin, all good. We got you. https://t.co/CvUbRZhzqb
— Adam Saldaña (@banziito) March 14, 2023
Brown has absolutely transformed this team in less than a year and turned them into real playoff contenders.
He has also changed the culture within the locker room and has obviously built something close-knit and loyal.
That was clear on Monday night.NEXT: De'Aaron Fox Makes His Thoughts Clear On Kings, Bucks Scuffle