Los Angeles Lakers fans are calling for the team to pay homage to the late Nipsey Hussle in the 2019-20 season with special edition Crenshaw jerseys, and you already know that Lakers players support the cause.
On Tuesday, LeBron James posted a photo on instagram as a nod to Nipsey, showcasing his blue No. 23 Crenshaw jersey along with a caption that reads:
As seen in the photo embedded below, the Crenshaw jersey mirrors the blue Lakers throwbacks worn by the likes of Jerry West and Elgin Baylor in the 1960s.
Former NBA star Caron Butler previously suggested that the Lakers don the blue Crenshaw throwbacks while the Clippers wear a similarly styled red jersey when the two teams meet in the regular season. Dwyane Wade co-signed that move, tweeting, "The culture needs this." However, the Lakers have not announced any uniform changes for the upcoming season.
LeBron, Anthony Davis and co. will face off against Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Clippers when the NBA season kicks off on October 22. For those scoring at home, that's just over four weeks away.
LeBron James Jr. Mobbed By Fans In China: Watch
Bronny already getting the rock star treatment overseas.
LeBron James oldest son, LeBron James Jr., is only 14 years old but he is already being treated like a superstar, as evidenced by the footage that surfaced from Sierra Canyon's recent trip to China.
Bronny and his teammates, which includes Dwyane Wade's son Zaire, headed overseas to compete against select Chinese high schools in a few exhibition games before their season kicks off, and they were mobbed by a swarm of fans the second they stepped off the team bus.
As seen in the footage posted to LeBron's IG account, those fans also packed out the arena to watch Sierra Canyon do their thing.
Bronny, a Class of 2023 prospect, has reportedly already received an offer from the Kentucky Wildcats, although he'll have his pick of any of the college basketball blue bloods including the Duke Blue Devils, Kansas Jayhawks, UNC Tar Heels and UCLA Bruins. According to 247Sports, Wade (class of 2020) has received offers from Nebraska and DePaul.
In addition to Bronny and Zaire, Sierra Canyon's team includes several five-star recruits including Kentucky commit BJ Boston, Zaire Williams and class of 2022 recruit Amari Bailey.
LeBron James Shares Behind The Scenes Look At Space Jam 2
LeBron posts first image of the Space Jam 2 set.
Filming on Space Jam 2 is officially underway, and LeBron James took to instagram on Friday to share a sneak peek behind the scenes.
The four-time NBA MVP will be joined on set by fellow teammate Anthony Davis, as well as Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, Chris Paul and Diana Taurasi. Don Cheadle has also reportedly signed on - although his role in the movie has not yet been revealed.
Check out the first behind the scenes photo from Space Jam 2 below.
While LeBron will be busy shooting the Space Jam sequel in the coming weeks, he'll still be putting in the work for his day job. NBA superfan and real estate mogul James Goldstein recently posted some photos and videos of the "Club James" training facility, which will be used by LeBron and other NBA stars in between shoots this summer.
The court, located on Goldstein's sprawling estate, features a jaw-dropping backdrop along with sprawling views of the city, as seen in the posts embedded below.
According to a recent report by The Hollywood Reporter, LeBron's family arc will play a central role in Space Jam 2.
"Those familiar with the script say Space Jam 2 will rely less heavily on a Dream Team of hoops luminaries than the Michael Jordan-led film, which saw more than a dozen real-life NBA stars cameo and grossed $231 million worldwide, not adjusted for inflation. Instead, LeBron's family arc is key, with a yet-to-be-cast teen character named Dom as the second lead, sources say."
Space Jam 2 will reportedly hit heaters on July 16, 2021.
LeBron James Offers "King Service Announcement" About Social Media
James has a special message for his followers.
LeBron James is one of the most influential athletes on the planet thanks to not only his talent but his humongous platform which he uses to talk about issues that are near and dear to his heart. James has close to 50 million followers on Instagram and today, he blessed them with what he called a “King Service Announcement,” regarding the dangers of social media and how we shouldn’t use these platforms as a way to make ourselves seem cool.
James shared a photo of a neon sign that read “F*ck Social Media, I’m Dope In Real Life.” The sign is about as deep as something you would see on a Tumblr blog but LeBron was inspired by it and really, that’s all that matters. In the post, James wrote the caption: “King Service Announcement. It’s cool and all but PLEASE PLEASE know you don’t need it to feel cool or dope! YOU ALREADY ARE‼️‼️🗣 Use it responsibly. 🙏🏾👑💯”
While James’ message is seemingly coming out of nowhere, he does make a pretty good point. Many people use social media to flex and showcase the best parts of their lives, just for a little bit of clout. Many see it as a reflection of their self worth thanks to concepts like followers and likes which can ultimately be bad for your mental state.
Do you agree with James’ advice or is he wrong here? Let us know.
LeBron James Is A Fan Of This Kyrie Irving x Lakers Photoshop
LeBron couldn't help but throw a "like" at this Kyrie photoshop.
The Kyrie Irving to Los Angeles Lakers rumors are heating up as we head into Memorial Day Weekend, despite the fact that Stephen A. Smith says there's "no way in hell" the Boston Celtics All Star will sign with the Lakers.
According to ESPN insider Jordan Schultz, Kyrie was recently seen with LeBron at the upscale LA nightclub Hyde Sunset. Was this just a friendly meet-up between two former teammates? Probably - But reports suggest LeBron has been hot on the recruiting trail ahead of this summer's pivotal free agency period. Adding more fuel to the Kyrie to LA rumors, LeBron "liked" a photoshop image of Kyrie in a Lakers uniform on Friday.
It has long been rumored that Irving will leave the Celtics this Summer in order to team up with Kevin Durant on the New York Knicks. In fact, Stephen A. Smith reports that it's basically a done deal already. However, rumors also suggest Kyrie is open to playing alongside LeBron again and the Lakers are expected to pursue the 27-year old All Star, in addition to several of the other highly coveted free agents.
According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, LeBron has already made contact with Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler - both of whom will become unrestricted free agents in July. The Lakers are also expected to make a run at New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis, although Pelicans GM David Griffin remains hopeful that they'll be able to convince AD to stay in NOLA with their future first overall pick, Zion Williamson.
LeBron James Shares Preview Of 2 Chainz’ "Rap Or Go To The League"
LeBron previews 2 Chainz' new album forward of tomorrow's launch.
2 Chainz fifth studio album, "Rap Or Go To The League," will formally hit streaming providers this Friday, March 1, however LeBron James has already given his 47.three million instagram followers an early style of what is in retailer.
As we all know, LeBron James A&R'd "Rap Or Go To The League" and the Lakers star has been within the studio with 2 Chainz, whereas concurrently attempting to steer the Lakers on a playoff push.
Check out the clip under, and head over to LeBron's IG story for extra.
The Lake Show picked up an important win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday evening at Staples Center, behind 'Bron's 33 factors, 10 assists and 6 rebounds. Los Angeles is presently sitting in 10th place within the Western Conference at 30-31, which is three video games behind the eighth seeded Los Angeles Clippers.
Up subsequent for the Lakers is a Friday evening residence sport in opposition to the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks. That sport, airing on ESPN, is slated to tip-off at 10:30pm ET.