It seems Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James really misses playing in the NBA Finals. Because, unlike what he’s used to, James has been spending a lot of time on Twitter over the past couple of months, sharing his thoughts every now and then about the playoffs. On Sunday, during Game 2 of the NBA Finals, he did it again; this time James chimed in with some shade.
The blue check analysts on Twitter
James called out the armchair “NBA experts” who act like they know everything about basketball on Twitter. In his tweet, which he sent out towards the end of Game 2, James compared these so-called experts to Dr. James Naismith (the inventor of basketball, in case you didn’t know) because of their nerdy-like tweets on the bird app.
We’re not sure what triggered James to tweet such a thing, but in fairness to him, NBA Twitter is filled with many people who pretend they know everything about the sport. Try to log in to NBA Twitter now, and you’ll see a bunch of tweets from various accounts pointing out mistakes, criticizing the players, and telling the world what should or shouldn’t a player or team do.
It would have been nice if James tagged who in particular he was referring to, but in his own words, NBA Twitter today is indeed fascinating.
James wants to start his own podcast.
But wait, that wasn’t the only tweet James threw out for the night. The King wants to get into podcasting as well. On his second tweet for the night, James mentioned that he plans to jump on someone’s podcast soon, or better yet, create his own.
Maybe James was inspired by his frenemy Draymond Green or even by his friends in media, specifically Shannon Sharpe, Kendrick Perkins, and JJ Redick, to come up with his own podcast. It won’t be a shocker if James has his version soon, as he’s been flirting with this idea for a while now.
It will be interesting to see if James does something about his desire to come up with his podcast soon. He has been notoriously known to make promises (remember that time when he said he would join the Slam Dunk contest?) without backing them up. But also, he’s fulfilled a lot of his goals and desires throughout his career, on and off the court.
If James does indeed publish his podcast, we know for sure that he’s not going to be inviting armchair NBA Twitter experts on his show.