Sunday night, NBA superstar LeBron James made it official - leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Los Angeles Lakers via free agency. At the moment, it's a move that likely doesn't get James any closer to a championship. One NBA player - Terrence Ross of the Orlando Magic - made fun of that fact on Twitter after hearing the news.
Ross, who isn't exactly the most famous of NBA players, took to Twitter to joke that LeBron had just joined the "Cavs of the West." In short, he means that the Lakers roster isn't really any better than the Cavs' roster.
In response, fans made two main points. One - Ross, playing for the Raptors and the Magic, has never exactly gotten the best of LeBron and therefore shouldn't really be criticizing him. Two - the Lakers are going to make more moves, so perhaps it's too early to be selling their roster.
Here's the tweet, and a few amusing responses:
It's very possible that the Lakers find a way to sign DeMarcus Cousins via free agency. What's less clear is whether the Lakers are able to trade for Kawhi Leonard, who has expressed an interest in leaving San Antonio.
Leonard says he wants to play for the Lakers, and he can do so after this coming season, as he'll be a free agent. But if they want him now, they'll have to find a way to deal for him.
Ross, meanwhile, should probably steer clear of trolling LeBron.