LeBron James seemingly had some fun at Lonzo Ball’s expense
Perhaps nothing has done more for LeBron James’ legacy than bringing a title to his home state, but The King has also ventured into comedic performances as well. James was praised for his acting in Trainwreck nearly two years ago, for example.
Well, while warming up for Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls, he appears to take on a different acting role by accentuating his shooting motion in way that looks eerily similar to former UCLA star Lonzo Ball:
It’s possible that James was simply having some fun with an awkward shooting motion that has been all the rage in draft circles as experts scrutinize any potential flaw in Ball’s game. It’s also possible that this is the latest salvo in the publicity war between James and Lonzo’s dad, LaVar.
The elder Ball provoked a response from James after suggesting that James’ children are at a disadvantage on the basketball court because the pressure to be like their father will overcome them.
James’ reply, as quoted by ESPN, was harsh, “Keep my kids’ name out of your mouth, keep my family out of your mouth. This is dad to dad. It’s a problem now.” While LaVar followed up by saying that he has no problem with James, he also suggested that LeBron’s unhappiness would not cause him to back down from his opinions when asked about them.
It doesn’t appear that James is going to stop the war of words, or mocking actions, any time soon either and you’d be a fool to bet against him. He is The King after all and if one of the best acting performances of our generation — Michael K. Williams as Omar Little in The Wire — taught you one thing, it’s this: “You come at the king, you best not miss.”