The NBA season may be a long way off, but NBA Star LeBron Jameswas firing some serious shots yesterday—at NBA fans on Twitter.
Specifically, the ones that burn a player's jersey when they leave a team—something LeBron is familiar with himself.
James posted five tweets yesterday, defending his new teammate and latest target of apparel pyrotechnics—Isaiah Thomas—after he was traded to the Cavaliers on Tuesday night as part of a deal that sent a disgruntled Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics.
And that was when Celtics fans responded on social media with images of them burning Thomas' jersey in response to the trade.
Couple this with the fact that there were also videos of Utah Jazz fans doing the same to Gordon Hayward jerseys in July after the free agent announced he'd be signing with the Celtics and that was enough for LeBron to write these tweets, which I’ll read as English grammar intended—as pone paragraph.
“The burning of the jersey thing is getting ridiculous now! The man was traded. What do u not understand? [AND] played in a game after [his] sister tragic death. Gordon Hayward paid his dues as well and decided to do what's best for him and family. Put in the work, got better became an All-Star, etc!! If these guys weren't good, u guys would be the first to say ‘get them up out of here.’ Man beat it! When ‘we’ decide to do what best for us it's ‘cowardly’ ‘traitor’, etc but when it's on the other side it's ‘business’ huh!?!? Ooh ok. Man do what u feel is best for your profession, love, family, happiness and continue to #StriveForGreatness#Salute”
Anyone else think LeBron and Thomas will spend the better part of the season burning Celtics fans in the Eastern Conference?