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The Miami Heat forward Jae Crowder reacted to facing the Los Angeles Lakers in Black Mamba jerseys after winning Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

According to Crowder, all the talk that surrounds the jerseys and how the Lakers always win wearing them gives additional motivation.

Per Chris Haynes o Yahoo Sports:

“You’re hearing how they’re putting the black jerseys on and sh– and how they haven’t lost a game in those and people start talking about that. That is motivation, and it’s always going to get under your skin a little bit,” Heat forward Jae Crowder told Yahoo Sports after Miami spoiled L.A.’s celebration plans with a 111-108 victory. “You obviously funnel that in the right direction and use it as motivation and it definitely helped tonight.”

After winning Game 5, the Heat are trailing 2-3 in the series. Game 6 and potential closeout game for the Lakers will take place tonight.