LeBron James is probably used to getting a lot of scrutiny, but even for him, the last weeks have been rough. He’s been criticized quite a bit for his poor sportsmanship, like leaving a losing game with five minutes still on the clock. Then, on Thursday night, the LA Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs, and he walked out of the arena without even shaking hands.
NBA fans don’t like this look. They do like joking about LeBron James heading straight for the airport so he can chill out in Cancun until the next time he’s demanded on the court or the set of Space Jam 2. This is the kind of mockery that doesn’t really hit, because even if they’re right…James is in Cancun. He’s clearly winning the day. Even if he lost the playoffs.
Still created a lot of funny memes: