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LeBron Deletes Tweet About Lakers Offseason

LeBron on the court for the Lakers.

LeBron on the court for the Lakers.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been the most active team so far throughout NBA free agency.

As of yesterday, Rob Pelinka and the LA front office have added 12-time All Star Carmelo Anthony, former No. 11 pick Malik Monk, former All-Rookie First-Team guard Kendrick Nunn and four former Laker veterans in Trevor Ariza, Wayne Ellington, Dwight Howard and Kent Bazemore.

The team also re-signed 20 year-old guard Talen Horton-Tucker and added superstar point guard Russell Westbrook by way of trade last week.

Some believe this new-look roster has the Lakers poised to contend for an NBA title, but others have been critical of these franchises additions.

So far, the biggest criticisms have revolved around the team’s league-high average age.

LeBron James responded to these concerns on Twitter Wednesday.

“Keep talking about my squad, our personnel ages, the way he plays, he stays

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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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