Some of us who actually turn in early during the work week were thrown for a loop when we saw reports Wednesday morning that LeBron James would be willing to listen to a free agent pitch from the Golden State Warriors during the summer.
ESPN Sources: LeBron James could meet with Golden State Warriors during free-agency. https://t.co/6VACFDFf4M
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 1, 2018
But why? This doesn’t even make sense? The NBA would nix such a deal. These were some of the reactionary takes on the rumor.
And while the Warriors themselves have reportedly not shown interest in entertaining the idea of signing James, Twitter itself was full of some rather interesting takes. Most of them were not of the positive variety.
*Hops on Twitter*
*Sees "LeBron would listen to Warriors" report*
*Deletes Twitter* pic.twitter.com/A6L3T2eYwU
— ᑎIᑕK ᗩᔕᕼOOᕼ 🤧 (@NickAshooh) February 1, 2018
July 2018: LeBron James Has agreed to 2 year $75 million deal with The Golden State Warriors pic.twitter.com/GzvGPXfsx7
— Dougie🪐 (@Dougieee16) February 1, 2018
When LeBron heads to the Warriors and people still call him the GOAT https://t.co/j9C4PKGrCj
— NYGFans10 (@NYGFans10) February 1, 2018
LeBron joining the Warriors would be absolutely ridiculous and create the most super of all super teams in NBA history, which has a long history of super teams. LeBron joining the Warriors would also make social media the most LIT it's ever been. I'm torn.
— Mike J. Asti (@MikeAsti11) February 1, 2018
If LeBron James goes to the Warriors I’m not watching basketball anymore.
— Juice🥤 (@BJDaJuiceMan_) February 1, 2018
Projected Warriors 2020 lineup:
idk Tom Brady probably
— Russell Steinberg (@Russ_Steinberg) February 1, 2018
If LeBron James decides to join the Warriors in the offseason, this will be the weakest move in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/wQKknie9Bj
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) February 1, 2018
"All you gotta do is take a little less money and we ALL on team Lebron" pic.twitter.com/TkRwpI5yJs
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) February 1, 2018
“ESPN Sources: LeBron James could meet with Golden State Warriors during free-agency.”
The ENTIRE NBA right now… pic.twitter.com/ViU04fPJvd
— Rob Lep (@RobLep1) February 1, 2018
Two years ago, nearly to the day.
We all scoffed at it.
This LeBron/Warriors report is terrifying. pic.twitter.com/Y5WdeeQaI7
— Thomas Duffy (@TJDhoops) February 1, 2018
Unable to process the notion of LeBron James possibly signing with the Warriors after the season. Does not compute. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Brain fried. Mind blown.
— Roy Philpott (@RoyPhilpott) February 1, 2018
To be perfectly clear, LeBron to the Warriors is likely a non-starter. It doesn’t make even the idea of it any less ridiculous. And to be serious for a second, it would ruin the legacy both James and the Warriors have build up for themselves over the past several years.
But if James were to somehow take a free agent visit with the defending champs, we’re pretty sure social media would cease to exist as we know it. These reactions are a prime example of that.