Day: August 5, 2021

LeBron James deletes fiery tweet about Lakers old roster

LeBron James hears the geriatric chatter about his retooled Lakers roster.

In a since-deleted tweet, James demanded critics keep that same energy throughout the season.

“Keep talking about my squad, our personnel ages, the way he plays, he says injured, we’re past our time in this league, etc etc etc,” James wrote Wednesday, after the Lakers acquired a number of veterans in free agency, including 37-year-old Carmelo Anthony and 32-year-old Russell Westbrook

“Do me one favor PLEASE!!!! And I mean PLEASE!!! Keep that same narrative ENERGY when it begins! That’s all I ask,” the 36-year-old James continued, adding the hashtag, “ThankYou,” and his signature crown emoji.

It was unclear why James deleted the fiery tweet about the Lakers roster, which has an average age of 32.4 years old — not only the oldest team at the moment but also one of the oldest of all-time, according to SB Nation.

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NBA World Reacts To The Latest Kamba Walker News

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker against Toronto.

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker against Toronto.

The New York Knicks entered free agency knowing they needed another point guard. On Wednesday morning, it was announced that Kemba Walker is heading to Madison Square Garden for the 2021-22 season.

Walker, who was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in June, has agreed to a buyout. The terms of his contract with the Knicks are unknown at this time.

Even though Walker struggled this past season with the Boston Celtics, the NBA world seems very excited about New York’s outlook for next season.

New York already has a plethora of talented players on its roster, such as RJ Barrett, Julius Randle and Derrick Rose. However, the Knicks were unable to get out of the first round of the playoffs in large part because of their flaws on the offensive side of the floor.

Now that Walker is in the mix, the

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LeBron James responds to age criticisms of new Lakers roster

After trading three players in a deal to acquire Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards, the Los Angeles Lakers needed to revamp the roster in a major way.

Los Angeles had over 10 free agents entering the market, which made matters more complicated in terms of retaining key pieces to the roster. Alex Caruso was a vital rotational reserve who departed to the Chicago Bulls on a four-year, $37 million deal because the Lakers didn’t want to pay him that.

So far, the Lakers have pursued several win-now veterans on minimum deals to round out the roster in hopes of optimizing the open championship window with LeBron James and Anthony Davis at the helm.

Veterans like Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Wayne Ellington, Trevor Ariza and Kent Bazemore have all joined L.A. to win a title.

But the moves have generated criticism from the NBA world because of the collective

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