“Families Are Watching”: LeBron James Goes Head Over Heels For WNBA Star

Published 09/18/2021, 4:21 PM EDT
Mar 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts against the Phoenix Suns during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James is one of the greatest players in NBA history. LeBron has used his popularity and following to speak out on social issues and injustice. He is also a staunch supporter of the WNBA and has previously expressed an interest in buying a WNBA team. LeBron James and his Lakers side even came out in support of the WNBA teams by wearing dedicated t-shirts for pre-game warmups.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 30: LeBron James attends a Los Angeles Sparks WNBA game on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

LeBron has recently shared a clip of WNBA star Erica Wheeler on his social media. In the video, Wheeler tied up Atlanta Dream guard Odyssey Sims in a 74-68 win on Thursday night. Wheeler did a crossover during the game that sent Sims away towards the basket. This left a lot of space and all the time in the world for Erica to score.

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Erica plays as a point guard and shooting guard for Los Angeles Sparks and has dazzled defenders with her slick moves.

LeBron James reacts to Erica Wheeler’s slick crossover

LeBron James shared Los Angeles Sparks’ video of Eric Wheeler on his Instagram story. He went crazy over the video and went on to write that ‘these people have families’. The caption on LeBron’s story read: “AYO WEEZY YOU GOTTA CHILL! THESE PEOPLE FAMILIES ARE WATCHING! 😱😱😱😱😱😱”

LeBron then added: “Y’ALL WANNA SEE ANOTHER💀 BODY🤣🤣🤣”.

It was a wonderfully executed crossover from Wheeler. However, it is not the first time she has buried her opponent like that. Earlier this week, Wheeler sent WNBA veteran Sue Bird the other way with a smooth crossover step-back at the elbow. Bird ended up with her face on the floor. However, she didn’t injure herself due to the fall.

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LA Sparks is the third WNBA team in Erica’s professional career. She has previously played with Atlanta Dream and Indiana Fever. Erica has one WNBA All-Star appearance that came in 2019, where she ended up as the All-Star MVP. The 30-year-old guard has also played in Turkey, Puerto Rico, and Brazil.

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Four-time NBA champion LeBron James has always supported the WNBA and has stressed equality in the game. Earlier this year, he extended his support for the Atlanta Dream players, who stood up against their owner. James also expressed his happiness over Atlanta Dream’s ownership change and congratulated their new owners.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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