Former basketball player Marreese Speights took a jab at Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James on social media.
Although it has been three years since Speights has played in the NBA, 2017-18 season with the Orlando Magic, the former NBA big man hasn’t shied away from sharing his opinion about everything that is going on in the NBA. On Tuesday, Speights shared a meme that trolled James’ 4-10 Finals record, while lauding Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
“Just the messenger…,” Speights tweeted. The aforesaid meme showed Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan with a caption that reads “Back then, we used to celebrate three-peats.” “Now kids are out there celebrating four titles in ten tires and call it greatness,” it continued.
Marreese Speights is just the messenger. 💀👀 pic.twitter.com/BAVa8hYPIE
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) October 14, 2020
Speights, who previously played for the Warriors and Magic, accompanied the meme with a message that he wasn’t trying to take a jab at LeBron. “No shots to bron he is one of the best players to ever touch the court,” I respect the game in the great players!!!!,” he wrote.
He followed this with another tweet claiming he has his own opinion and he doesn’t really care with people have to say. He advised the Twitterverse to take his tweets on how they want it. As expected, the meme drew several reactions with many criticizing the former NBA player, while others suggesting that Speights was still upset about losing to LeBron in the 2016 NBA Finals.
Speights was part of the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors team that won 73 games during the regular season, breaking the Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 record from 1995-96. The Cleveland Cavaliers and James, however, won the 2016 title over the Warriors and became the first team in NBA history to score out a -1 series deficit in the Finals.
Speights is receiving backlash for sharing the meme, and NBA fans are slamming him for being an average player during his career, and not being a part of the league anymore. James, on the other hand, is highly unlikely to respond to the tweet because after winning the 2020 title, he has no time for someone looking to ruin his mood. Watch this space for latest sports news!