LeBron Calls Out Reporter After Game 3 Collapse
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The Cavs walking onto the court before Game 3 to the Monstars theme song was a clear example of trolling but it’s not always as clear when LeBron James — from his choice of T-shirts to some of his on the court moves — is trolling or messing with someone. After the Cavs Game 3 collapse and loss to the Celtics in Game 3, LeBron called out reporter Kenny Roda of 1480 WHBC in Canton, Ohio, when asked if it was the Celtics defense that slowed him down or was he just not feeling his shot.
“I was just pretty poor,” said James, who went scoreless in the final 16 minutes of the game. “What do you want me to say? It seems like you only ask questions when we lose. It’s a weird thing with you, Kenny, you always come around when we lose, I swear.”
According to SI’s Kenny Ducey, this smile and point from LeBron at the end of the presser was directed at Roda.
So maybe the “you always come around when we lose, I swear” comment was just him breaking Roda’s balls. I thought that until I saw Roda defending himself after the game with a couple of tweets stating he’s asked questions after wins and losses and then praised LeBron for being worthy of the MVP, the best player in the world and a good guy off the court.
Here’s a few more tweets and videos about Roda, LeBron, the presser and LeBron’s reported exchange with a fan before the presser.