"Respect" generally isn't the first word that comes to mind when you think about a player that gets tasked with protecting an insurmountable lead that he did absolutely nothing to contribute to and instantly gets ejected for being an overbearing asshole after scoring his two whole points. That being said, Dahntay Jones has definitely earned mine and that's because I can't say I enjoy anything as much as he enjoys adding insult to injury. Can you imagine prioritizing the rubbing of salt into an open wound so much that you'd risk 66% of your salary to do it? That's just dedication.
Admittedly it helps that he knew LeBron James would put down his empty beer bottle and jump at the opportunity to publicly turn someone who is realllllly stretching the definition of "teammate" into a charity case. Still, I will never look down on a person if they are passionate enough about what they are doing, and Dahntay Jones' passion for being the useless bench player whose words speak far louder than his play is undeniable. There is literally no other reason for him to still be in the NBA other than his commitment to punching dicks and inciting tiffs. Fans are quick to criticize players for looking after their finances first, which indirectly means that the guy who potentially sacrificed six thousand dollars out of his nine thousand dollar paycheck in an attempt to dunk on a defender who clearly stopped trying should be a fan favorite. Even if he does only play about 12 seconds per playoff series.