Fans Abandon One of Their Own for Instigating Both LeBron James and Kevin Durant With 1 Tweet

Published 11/11/2023, 7:08 PM EST

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LeBron James and Kevin Durant put on a show during their encounter on Friday. The two legends went head-to-head in an in-season tournament game yesterday and played like the best players on their respective teams. KD led the game in scoring with 38 points, but that could not get his team the win over King James. LeBron put up a clutch 32-point performance to get the win over his long-time rival. Even though LeBron and KD have been battling on the court for years, they showed each other a ton of respect during the game.

While most fans appreciated their friendly nature, some were not happy about the two competitors laughing instead of butting heads during the game. One fan even instigated King James and KD when he pointed this out on X.

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The Phoenix Suns shared a picture of LeBron and KD sharing a wholesome moment during the game. One fan was not happy with the friendly interaction and wrote, “I hate this ‘we all fiends’ laughing during the game sh*t!! It’s time to go to work, kill these mofos, and keep your for on their necks. THIS IS 1 of the reason why MJ23 is the GOAT. MJ23 simply killed EVERYONE IN SIGHT!”



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His comment even got a reaction from Kevin Durant, who claimed that friends compete harder against each other. King James also chimed in the conversation and shared a picture of Michael Jordan, having a light-hearted moment during the game, with his old friend Charles Barkley.



The NBA World backed the two superstars and trolled the inconsiderate fan for his comment.





Enjoy LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant while it lasts


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LeBron James and Kevin Durant have given the NBA World countless historic moments throughout their careers. They have been competing against each other for many years for the biggest prize in basketball. Be it their clash in 2012 as part of the Thunder-Heat Finals or their match-up in 2017 and 2018 during the clash between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, they have not failed to put on a show for the crowd. With LeBron turning 39 this December and KD at 35 years old, the two superstars are now in the later stages of their careers.

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There might not be many moments left in their careers where they face each other, just like there was a 5-year gap between their first meeting this season and their previous encounter. King James and KD are two of the greatest players to ever step foot in the NBA, and the fans need to appreciate their greatness and enjoy it while it lasts.


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What do you make of the fan’s comment? Do you agree with what KD said? Let us know down below.


Written by:

Rohan Bhaunt


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Rohan is an NBA Content Writer at EssentiallySports. He is a state-level basketball player and has been a fan of the NBA for over a decade. This allows him to deep dive into the sport and provide a fresh outlook.
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Edited by:

Sameen Nawathe