Monday night’s matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns was an opportunity for some former teammates to battle it out on the basketball court. Nets star Mikal Bridges faced off against Bucks guard Cam Payne, who joined Milwaukee this past summer as a free agent.
The pair played alongside each other for several years with the Phoenix Suns, so naturally, they had to exchange pleasantries before and after the game.
Milwaukee Bucks’ Cam Payne Trolled by Ex-Teammate Devin Booker
As part of their post-game interaction, Payne and Bridges busted out the traditional jersey swap. The thing is, it doesn’t seem like they actually went through with it — at least based on the photo they took.
Phoenix Suns superstar Devin Booker, who was also teammates with both Payne and Bridges, could not help but call out his buddies over their obvious gaffe:
Devin Booker’s got jokes for Mikal Bridges and Cam Payne forgetting to actually swap jerseys in their jersey swap 😂 (via Book’s IG) pic.twitter.com/mB7wSA9MVz
— PHNX Suns (@PHNX_Suns) November 7, 2023
I’m pretty sure Payne and Bridges were able to eventually swap jerseys. However, their photo was the center of ridicule on the mean streets of Twitter as the fans also took on the same trolling mindset that Booker did.
For what it’s worth, Payne was integral to Milwaukee’s win on Monday. The veteran guard came off the bench to score 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting in 16 minutes of action. Payne also knocked down three triples, along with a rebound, three assists, and zero turnovers.
Bridges, on the other hand, did all he could for the Nets with 31 points, five boards, and four dimes. His heroics just weren’t enough, though, as the Bucks secured a hard-fought win, 129-125.
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