Wayne Ellington threatens to beat up Facundo Campazzo for pushing him in the back

2022-04-11 06:40
Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports - Ethan Mito/Clarkson Creative/Getty Images/AFP
Credit Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports - Ethan Mito/Clarkson Creative/Getty Images/AFP

The Los Angeles Lakers' season came to an end on Sunday with a comeback win against the Denver Nuggets on the road.

Malik Monk’s career-high 41 points and Austin Reaves's historic 31-point, 16-rebound, 10-assist triple-double, were overshadowed by reports surrounding heading coach Frank Vogel’s expected dismissal and Wayne Ellington's reaction to Facundo Campazzo's dirty play.

The Lakers veteran, who had one of the best games of the season with 18 points off the bench, took to Twitter to threaten Nuggets guard after his hit that led to a Flagrant 2 foul call and ejection.

Player of the Game
Austin  Reaves
Austin Reaves
Points 31
Accuracy 7-17
Rebounds 16
Assists 10

After being hit by Campazzo, Ellington’s head hit teammate Wenyen Gabriel’s leg on his way to the ground. Gabriel also got called for a flagrant for shoving Markus Howard.

While Ellington was down for a bit, he eventually got up and ended up being OK, playing a big part in the Lakers’ comeback victory.

However, a couple of hours after the buzzer, Ellington went to Twitter with a threat. "When I see you I’m putting my hands on you, Facu Campazzo," he wrote.

The 31-year-old Argentinian guard finished his second NBA season with 5.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 18 minutes per game. Ellington produced similar numbers: 6.7 points on 39% three-point shooting and 1.8 rebounds per contest.

Since it is the offseason, Ellington likely won't see Campazzo for a while, but we will have to see if he keeps his promise when he runs across him next season.

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