LeBron James is holding nothing back as he calls out fans of the NBA for what he says is “disrespecting” a player.
Who does the basketball great believe is being slept on by the NBA? Well, he doesn’t hold back on Twitter as he calls the pro-basketball organization out for not giving a player as much recognition as he believes the young man deserves for his skills on the court.
LeBron James Supports and Stands Up For Devin Booker
The animosity comes from Devin Booker not being selected for the NBA All-Star Game.
LeBron believes that Booker, who plays for the Phoenix Suns, deserves to have made the 2021 team. The fact that Booker is averaging around 25 points, four rebounds, and four assists per game without being chosen to perform during the All-Star Game doesn’t sit well with James. He doesn’t hesitate to point out the fact that he believes Booker is being disrespected.
On Tuesday, the lineup for the Western Conference reserves was announced.
Some big names who definitely deserved their given positions, such as Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, and Anthony Davis received much attention. However, when Booker doesn’t make the selection, James doesn’t hold back on speaking out about his feelings.
With the help of Booker, the Suns are in the 4th place spot in the conference standings. The team has a 20-10 record this season.
NBA coaches obviously weren’t didn’t see what James saw in the 24-year-old. Each coach was able to vote for seven of the reserves to represent their team for each conference during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.
LeBron James Doesn’t Hold Back on Twitter
When LeBron first heard the news of what he believes is Devin’s talents not receiving the recognition it deserves, he isn’t afraid to state his opinion on the matter.
And LeBron isn’t the only one who feels like Booker isn’t receiving the placement he deserves.
Other NBA players, including the Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, aren’t very happy about Booker’s treatment by the coaches. He also went onto social media to call the league out, expressing his contempt over their final decisions.
“Damn @DevinBook really didn’t make it ? That’s crazy. Bruh really cold too smh. Sick world,” writes McCollum.
Who Else Does He Believe Is Disrespected by the NBA?
James also tweeted about another person who he feels is the second most disrespected NBA player other than Booker. He. believes Damien Lillard is also not receiving the acknowledgment he deserves. However, Lillard still makes the All-Star team but isn’t chosen as a starter.
After his first post, LeBron ruthlessly added, “Followed by Dame Dolla.”
It’s still possible and probable that Booker will be able to enter the All-Star Games by becoming the replacement for Anthony Davis following an injury to his calf and Achilles tendon.
The event will take place in Atlanta next month.
At this point, LeBron is not happy. The situation just proves how good it is to have one of the G.O.A.T’s on your side.
The Final Selections for the All-Star Games
The reserves for each conference are:
The Western Conference starters are James, Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Jokic, Luka Doncic, and Stephen Curry.
The Eastern Conference starters are Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Bradley Beal.
James and Durant will be the captains of each team.