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LeBron James Getting Crushed For Recent Comment Regarding Northern Iowa

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Well, we knew this was coming. Wednesday, NBA superstar LeBron James was asked about Northern Iowa's collapse against Texas A&M on Sunday night, and surprisingly, he said that he'd "quit basketball" if he were a memberof the Panthers' team. The comment isn't going over well - even if he meant it as a joke.

LeBron's mentions on Twitter are predictably insane. Many believe that James should have been a little more positive about the situation - you know, because he's a huge role model for young basketball players around the world.

">March 23, 2016

">@KingJames after his classless comments about the Northern Iowa collapse. Because LeBron has never choked in playoffs.

— Max DeFilippis (@maxflipper) March 23, 2016

">@hayyesamyy Would you like another reason to hate Lebron? he makes me sick. https://t.co/a2vC5boMsC

— Indy Kay (@indykay12)

@hayyesamyy Would you like another reason to hate Lebron? he makes me sick. https://t.co/a2vC5boMsC

— Indy Kay (@indykay12) March 23, 2016

">March 23, 2016

">@stephenasmith

@stephenasmith@KingJames@cavs LeBron owes Northern Iowa an apology. #noclass#unfair#egomaniac#neverplayedcollege

— Reg Bamford (@Big12Bam) March 23, 2016

">@KingJames

@stephenasmith@KingJames@cavs LeBron owes Northern Iowa an apology. #noclass#unfair#egomaniac#neverplayedcollege

— Reg Bamford (@Big12Bam) March 23, 2016

">@cavs LeBron owes Northern Iowa an apology. #noclass#unfair#egomaniac#neverplayedcollege

— Reg Bamford (@Big12Bam)

@stephenasmith@KingJames@cavs LeBron owes Northern Iowa an apology. #noclass#unfair#egomaniac#neverplayedcollege

— Reg Bamford (@Big12Bam) March 23, 2016

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">@youwannasoda https://t.co/D3K4s9BRWo

— TMK (@ManAmongGods)

HAHAHAHA of course he would. It's what he's best at. #quitness#cavs@youwannasodahttps://t.co/D3K4s9BRWo

— Covfefe Ohtani (@ManAmongGods) March 23, 2016

">March 23, 2016

">@KingJames go play in traffic https://t.co/Q1FybG6ZaC

— Amy Leah (@hayyesamyy)

Are you serious @KingJames go play in traffic https://t.co/Q1FybG6ZaC

— Amy H (@hayyesamyy) March 23, 2016

">March 23, 2016

">@UNImbb showed last weekend.

@stephenasmith@KingJames@cavs LeBron owes Northern Iowa an apology. #noclass#unfair#egomaniac#neverplayedcollege

— Reg Bamford (@Big12Bam) March 23, 2016

">@KingJames just spewing useless noise https://t.co/biKolAZEiV

— Andy Saigh (@andy_saigh29)

Quitters never win winners never quit. Thats what @UNImbb showed last weekend. @KingJames just spewing useless noise https://t.co/biKolAZEiV

— Andy Saigh (@andy_saigh29) March 23, 2016

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">March 23, 2016

">@mcten You mean quit basketball just like

@stephenasmith@KingJames@cavs LeBron owes Northern Iowa an apology. #noclass#unfair#egomaniac#neverplayedcollege

— Reg Bamford (@Big12Bam) March 23, 2016

">@KingJames did the first time he took Cleveland to the NBA finals??? #SHOWMETHEMONEY Queen James.

— DespeRobbo (@Desperobbo)

@mcten You mean quit basketball just like @KingJames did the first time he took Cleveland to the NBA finals??? #SHOWMETHEMONEY Queen James.

— DespeRobbo (@Desperobbo) March 23, 2016

">March 23, 2016

">@KingJames has choked in the finals, by his thinking he should just quit. Why work harder to overcome adversity?

— Blake Anderson (@BlakeAnderson) March 23, 2016

">@kingjames who switches teams to get wins. #quitter#bleedpurplehttps://t.co/WiGaHoHDLd

— morgan combs (@morganizedchaos)

psh. those college boys have waaay more heart than @kingjames who switches teams to get wins. #quitter#bleedpurplehttps://t.co/WiGaHoHDLd

— morgan combs (@morganizedchaos) March 23, 2016

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What do you think? Is this being overblown or should James have been a bit more compassionate?