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ESPN Airs Fake LeBron James Instagram Comment Luring Anthony Davis To LA

lebron james looks at anthony davis during a lakers game

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in front of Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans after a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

On Tuesday night an alleged comment made by LeBron James on a photo posted to Instagram by New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis made headlines. The post was a simple photo of Davis headed into the locker room before a game, wearing a funky sweater.

The comment from James read "SHEESH that sweater is [fire emoji]!!! Ur killin it bro anyway [flex emoji] cya laker oops that was a typo I meant cya LAter [wink emoji] #striveforgreatness." ESPN aired an image of the comment on Tuesday night's SportsCenter.

Unfortunately for ESPN the image was fake. According to Twitter user sreekyshooter, who allegedly photo-shopped the image in the first place, the post is fake - but ESPN ran with it anyway.

Check it out.

This isn't the first time ESPN has made a mistake like this and one would think the Worldwide Leader would do a little more research before putting this kind of content on a nationally-televised show.

It's an honest mistake, especially considering LeBron and Anthony Davis don't appear to care about the league's tampering policy. Their agent, Rich Paul, stated publicly that Davis wants to be traded from the Pelicans - resulting in a $50,000 fine for Davis.

Clearly the rules don't apply to the superstars.