LBJ Said To Be “Going Dark” On The Social Media Front
82 regular season games are in the bag, almost every award recipient has been named, and the 2015 NBA playoffs are finally underway. For many, this entails bonuses added to already impressive salaries, and for the teams who aren’t fortunate enough to extend their seasons… they become the butt of the jokes on Inside The NBA, where they can find their faces photoshopped onto families who have “Gone Fishing.” But that is not the case for the face of the NBA, LeBron James.
It’s extremely vivid at this point that King James has one goal in mind every year, and that’s hoisting that Larry O’Brien trophy at the end. He’s even said he wants basketball fans across the world to remember him as one of the all time greats and place him on our “Mount Rushmore” of NBA legends. This will be the fourth time LBJ has “gone dark” in his absence with social media. Considering the fact that he took his team to the championship every time, and coming out with 2 rings in the process, it only seems logical that ‘Bron ‘Bron continues his tradition.
LeBron conveyed to the Associated Press, “I don’t have no phones, no social media, I don’t have anything, I don’t care about nonsense. There’s too much nonsense out there. Not during this time, this is when I lock in right now and I don’t need nothing creeping into my mind that don’t need to be there.” All valid points from the 2-time champ, especially considering the fact that his own former team president, Pat Riley took a slight jab at him recently.
Pat Riley Jab
Just a couple of days ago, Miami Heat President Pat Riley told the media that he is totally confident that star point guard, Goran Dragic will likely resign and stay in South Beach next year. In the process of enlightening the media with his assumptions, he didn’t forget to take a little low blow at the King mentioning, “No more smiling faces with hidden agendas, so we’ll be going in clean.” A blatant stab at his coveted free agent LeBron James, who he signed back in 2010.
And just as you imagined, King James was initially unaware of Riley’s comments. He first heard about it after the Cav’s shoot-around on Tuesday before Game 2 against the Celtics. As LeBron responded: “I’m unaware, whatever he said, for me, it’s not my concern right now. My concern is Game 2. I have no notion of what transpired yesterday.” Guess this “going dark” thing seems to work huh?