LA Lakers star LeBron James shocked many with his comments after the Western Conference Finals. After suffering a sweep at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, the 19-time All-Star opened up about his retirement thoughts.
James’ thoughts on stepping away from the NBA sparked debate among many fans. It also opened the door for some to have fun.
Notorious troll account “Ballsack Sports” tweeted that LeBron had been offered an $800 million contract to play for the Guangdong Tigers. They were founded in 1993 and play in the Chinese Basketball Association.
LeBron just completed his 20th season where he was one series win away from bringing the LA Lakers back to the NBA Finals. It’s also worth noting that next year begins its two-year, $97 million extension.
Did LeBron James really offer a contract to play in the ABC?
Although the tweet is going viral, there is no real truth to it. LeBron James was never offered a contract to leave the NBA and play in China.
The parody account that posted it is known for making false reports to get people on social media. They’ve done it again with this outrageous “report” regarding one of the game’s biggest stars.
This joke probably stems from comments made recently by a former member of the LA Lakers. Since leaving the NBA, Dwight Howard went to play overseas in Taiwan. Over the past few weeks, jokingly, he has been try to recruit players come join him. Among the players he mentioned were some of his former teammates like LeBron and James Harden.
Even if LeBron was offered this type of contract, he would never accept it. He has made it clear that one of his main goals is to play alongside his eldest son in the NBA. Bronny James is preparing for his freshman year at USC and is expected to be a top pick in the 2024 draft. Even if there was a massive offer, James won’t waste that dream.