“LeBron James Is Gonna Trade Austin Reaves Now”: NBA Twitter Reacts as Old Facebook Post of the Lakers Youngster Trolling the King Goes Viral

Advait Jajodia
|Published March 13, 2023

In the Los Angeles Lakers’ turbulent past 2 years, Austin Reaves has been a player who has proven to be of incredible worth. Having played under the leadership of the likes of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the youngster has definitely learned a lot.

Sharing the court with some of the game’s greatest, there is a huge sense of respect that the 6-foot-5 guard displays towards his teammates. However, a huge fan of the Purple & Gold since childhood, Reaves once trolled King James for being ringless.

Back in April of 2012, the then-13-year-old Austin shared a meme on Facebook. The post had a photo of Kobe Bryant, LeBron’s rival back then, and was quoted as:

When I need some peace and quiet I set my phone on LeBron mode, no ring

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Little did the teenager know that he would end up in the league and share the locker room with this same man in about a decade.

Also Read: Lakers Take on the Knicks as The King is Finally Back Courtside

NBA Twitter reacts as Austin Reaves once trolled LeBron James on social media

As soon as the old Facebook post went viral on social media, NBA Twitter erupted with reactions.

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Funny enough, Bron would go on to finish the regular season with the 2nd best record in the East. In the 2012 Playoffs, the James-led Miami Heat would knock out the Knicks, Pacers, and Celtics, to finally defeat the Thunder to win the 2012 title.

Reaves’ stats from the 2022-2023 season

The 24-year-old has been an incredible fit for the LA-based franchise.

After recording 7.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in his rookie campaign, the undrafted player has gotten a much bigger role this season.

Having recently recorded his 1000th career point, the two-guard has been lodging a much improved 11.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game.

Also Read: Skip Bayless Puts The Tough Home Loss Against The Knicks On the Los Angeles Lakers Big

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Advait Jajodia

Advait Jajodia

A 20-year-old with a BBA degree specializing in marketing, Advait Jajodia is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush and a passionate basketball enthusiast. Advait has been immersed in the world of basketball since picking up a basketball at the age of 9. Excelling as a two-time national-level player, specifically as a point guard during the Golden State Warriors' dominant era, he draws inspiration from the electrifying style of Stephen Curry. Beyond the NBA, Advait finds joy in playing various sports, exploring intriguing conspiracy theories, and boosting his 2K rating to 99. He also holds admiration for athletes like Rafael Nadal, Virat Kohli, and Phil Foden, recognizing their exceptional skills.

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