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Fans Accuse LeBron James of “Tampering” as TikTok Star Jordan “The Stallion” Mocks the King 10 Days After First Pitch for White Sox

Published 09/27/2023, 1:43 AM EDT

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In the ever-evolving world of entertainment, the act of initiation often brings in more harm than good. LeBron James experienced it firsthand after Jordan “The Stallion” called the King out for copying his style. The mockery from the TikTok star came just 10 days after his first pitch for the White Sox, stirring a controversy.

The fans joined in soon as they accused the 38-year-old of ‘tampering’. This created an online drama as the NBA superstar received taunting.

Why did Jordan The Stallion mock LeBron James?

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Recently, the Los Angeles Lakers star promoted his partnered brand LIFEWTR while spreading a message. With the caption, “Stay hydrated,” he talked about the benefits of drinking water in day-to-day life. What particularly caught everyone’s attention was the intro of the video, as his approach raised comparisons.

 

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His opening lines of “I’ve got something for you. Come here,” mixed with his hand gesture and zoom-in attracted his followers. But this did not go down particularly well with the creator, Jordan Howlett, aka Jordan The Stallion, as he called the NBA star out. After gaining popularity for using a similar framework for a while, Howlett jokingly demanded “answers”.

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At first, he showcased his astonishment saying “What happened there?” while reacting to the 4-time champion’s clip. Despite being a celebrity who even got the opportunity to throw a pitch recently, Jordan kept the moment light. His followers joined in soon after that as they let their thoughts know about LeBron’s actions.

How did Jordan’s fans react?

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One fan stated, “Nah bro,” to display his disgust towards the approach of the 19-time All-Star. He jokingly accused James, saying, “LeCopyright is Tampering with your signature move”. Others also voiced support for the content creator as comments such as “He stole it from you” became prevalent.

A basketball fan dragged the greatest of all-time debate scenarios in the comment section. Using Michael Jordan as a reference, he highlighted, “Lebron feels inferior to anyone named Jordan”. A few others directly called out the Lakers talisman with statements such as, “How dare he “come here”!?!”. The support for Howlett gained momentum as the viewers loved his phrase “Lebronathan” more than anything.

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All in all, the fan base of the TikTok sensation gave the athlete stick for his actions, especially for not giving Jordan his due credit. LeBron is yet to react to the entire situation, though it’s still unknown whether he would. The entire interaction just put forward the global power of social media as it does not forgive even the biggest of legends.

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Sourav Bose

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Sourav is a detail-oriented NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. His passion for the game of basketball was ignited by none other than the captivating duo of Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr. As he delved into the illustrious history of the NBA, his fascination grew exponentially.
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Sameen Nawathe