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Dennis Smith Jr. got really mad after Kyrie Irving elbowed him

Smith and Irving had to be separated and were assessed double technical fouls.

It’s rare that we see a rookie going at one of the NBA’s premier players. Here, I present to you Dennis Smith Jr., attempting to go up Kyrie Irving’s chest before turning around and giving him an earful.

Here’s another angle, and in this one, Irving looks to provoke Smith by elbowing him in the neck:

The two were assessed technical fouls and had to be separated. It’s unclear whether Smith was upset with Irving earlier in the game.

What’s clear, though, is that this Mavs rookie is one bear you don’t want to poke.