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A Lakers Social Media Conspiracy Theory Is Going Viral

LeBron James on the court.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 11: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts against the Washington Wizards in the fourth quarter at Arena on March 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers lost their 43rd game of the season on Sunday. To accompany the defeat, the team's social media crew published a final score tweet with a picture of Wenyen Gabriel.

In response to the Lakers' final score tweet, one user had the following to say: "Told ya. They not putting LeBron's pick [picture] in a L final score tweet. I wonder if he has that in his contract LMAOOOOOO." He may be right. Basketball enthusiast Kenny Beecham took hours investigating the matter. He went through every final score tweet the Lakers hit send on this season. None of the loss graphics included a picture of LeBron James. Win tweets, however, are a different story. The Lakers included a picture of LeBron 10 times in winning tweets. It's entirely possible LeBron James doesn't want his face associated with a loss.

It's also interesting to note Malik Monk was the most featured player on the Lakers' loss graphics this season.

"This might be the most interesting thing about the Lakers season. Lakers social team sacrificing Malik Monk to the Twitter masses this season," Mike Vorkunov wrote.

If this is true, it explains the Lakers' downfall in a nutshell. Players are currently worried about their name and reputation more than winning and losing.

The Lakers are currently fighting to keep their Western Conference Playoffs hopes alive.