LeBron James bumped into Stanley Johnson when the two were walking back to their respective sidelines during a timeout.
“It’s (fake) as hell. He was walking away and I was walking in a straight line,” Johnson said. “He didn’t bump me; I just didn’t move my direction, so we hit.
“I don’t know what you take from that. I don’t take anything from it, but a cheap shot, a cheap bump.”
Johnson believes he's succeeding in defending James.
“I’m definitely in his head, that’s for sure. I don’t care if I’m in his head or in his mind or anything like that; I’m just trying to play basketball,” said Johnson, who had nine points off the bench in each of the first two games. “It’s up to him how he wants to react to whatever he does.
“I think I’m in a good place. He had a great night and has had a couple great nights and made a couple tough shots.
“He made two threes, which is not like his norm. He hit a tough turnaround on me and played really physical and I battled physical. He didn’t get any paint touches, but he made a bunch of tough shots.”