LeBron James’s name came up in a complex NBA social media discussion about Giannius Antitocompo on Thursday.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar did not appreciate it.
James, who rarely responds to criticism or comparisons, returned after comparing ESPN analyst and short-lived former NBA player Scott Pippin with Jay Williams. The conversation went a long way before James’s pinch. How it came down.
Richard Jefferson gets the ball rolling
Things started on Wednesday when NBA veteran Richard Jefferson compared AnticoCampo to Scotty Pipen on Twitter, a very sensible suggestion that Greece Freak is not ready to become a lead act in a championship team.
The comment arrived as AntitoCompo’s Milwaukee Bucks Fell into a 0-2 hole Against the Miami Heat in their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
Pippin, who has won six NBA Championships with Michael Jordan in his Hall of Fame career. Didn’t understand this comment wellIn response, Jefferson was asked, “Who were you as a player?”
Jefferson played with Identify yourself as Scott Braille of the equation, NBA Travelman, who came off the bench during the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 Championship season.
Williams, who played for the Bulls during his lone NBA season, decided to put himself in the negotiations again. He compared Jeeps to Pippin for his role in winning a pair of championships with Diane Wade as well as the Miami Heat. Wade, perhaps, is the Jordan of this equation.
LeBron is not here
This is where James got involved, not wisely telling Williams to keep his name out of his mouth.
Tell me what I will do with this topic! I’m thinking of my Houston manufacturing business here. And by the way I’m never anyone but my dam! Oh my gosh!
– LeBron James (ੰਗKingJams) September 3, 2020
Williams felt compelled to defend himself.
I never said you were anything but LBJ. I know who you are and I have publicly stated where I stand in your place in history. I was describing an accomplishment that you accomplished in order to achieve the genius where you are today. We all learn and grow. https://t.co/GU9Ia39gKT
– J. Williams (@ReljayWilliams) September 3, 2020
This was a rare response from James, especially considering that he is generally silent on social media during the playoffs. He has suspended his postseason social media blackout in Bubble in an attempt to keep in touch with the outside world and contribute to the ongoing social justice dialogue.
But there was no major reason for Thursday’s tweet. James wasn’t doing it with Williams.
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