Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has had the eyes of the world on him since high school. Because of that, he is generally very in tune with public perception and behaving in a way that doesn’t generate any sort of negative backlash.
But even he slips up sometimes.
This week, eagle-eyed fans couldn’t help but notice an intriguing exchange between him and a fan at a recent Lakers game.
The video largely speaks for itself:
@teasleyfam #viral #nba #lebron #sidechick #lakers #lukadoncic #dallasmavericks ♬ original sound – TeasleyFam
Naturally, folks online had some reactions to this. To date the video has amassed nearly 30,000 likes and 2,000 comments.
Mind you, this isn’t the first time James has found himself at the center of this sort of controversy. A few months back, a model had to come out and address some very racy allegations between her and the Lakers star.
Of course, allegations are just allegations – and it’s worth noting that James is one of the few star players in sports to never have actually been busted doing anything shady.
In fact, all he really does is hype up his wife – Savannah. Any time she posts any sort of sultry video, he is always the first one to comment on it and ensure it gets the engagement it deserves.
The video speaks for itself. https://t.co/CW7UwXWJtr
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 6, 2022
Big picture, there are certain annoying features of celebrity life. And one of them is that every single move you make is overly-scrutinized to an intense and sometimes unhealthy level. There is no greater example of that than the magnifying glass his son, Bronny, is constantly under.
It’s just the nature of the beast. The attention is unavoidable.
Is this most recent James video an example of that or something more?
That’s for every individual to decide on their own.
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.