Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is busy preparing for the upcoming NBA season, but he took some time out of his schedule this past Sunday to attend an LA Rams game.
The Rams ultimately ended up prevailing over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but that wasn’t what folks were talking about after the fact.
Rather, the big topic of conversation was what some eagle-eyed fans noticed about James’ phone during the game.
The photos speak for themselves:
Other fans reacted immediately:
Small minded thinking. Poor people care about the latest cell phones, rich people don’t.
— IG:HoopTalk365 🎙🏀 (@Hooptalk365) September 27, 2021
Lebron is super crazy wild frugal (cheap)…..which is part of the reason he’s a billionaire
— Craig (@itsalwayscraig) September 27, 2021
It always amazes me how concerned people be about what kind of phone someone uses… As if it affects their sleep or as if they are paying for it
— Mixed w/Black & Petty (@TypicalFarrah) September 28, 2021
No reason to spend on your burner
— sam esfandiari (@samesfandiari) September 27, 2021
James’ net worth speaks for itself. Clearly if he wanted a new phone, he could have one. It just so happens that he is focused on more important things in life – like the Lakers’ upcoming season.
Spending money isn’t high on his priorities list, which probably explains why he’s always getting called out for the tips he leaves at restaurants.
Russell Wilson stays winning. https://t.co/30J5QQ1yvQ
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 30, 2021
For the past couple of months James has been in the gym training his butt off, looking to right last season’s wrongs. His body transformation really speaks to the work the 36-year-old has been putting in, but the real test will be how LA does this year.
Heading into the season, the Lakers are viewed as one of the two most likely teams to win an NBA title in 2021-22. Anything less than that will be an abject failure by any objective measure.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.