‘Actor of the Year’ Blazers’: CJ McCollum & NBA Twitter Troll LeBron James After Draymond Green’s Foul

Published 05/20/2021, 1:36 AM EDT
May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gets past Golden State Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson (95) for a basket in the first quarter of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


The play-in game between the Lakers and the Golden State Warriors lived up to the hype to say the least. In a battle which saw two of the biggest stars of the league in LeBron James and Steph Curry, the champions and the Warriors put on a show.

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The game was a roller coaster ride, to say the least. After a dismal start by the Lakers and some brilliant defending by the Warriors, Curry and Co. took a resounding nine point lead in the first quarter leading the game 28-22.

The Dubs continued their dominance in the second quarter as they extended the lead to a whooping 13 points leading the game 55-42. But you can’t count out the champions and the Lakers rallied a superb comeback.

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May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23), Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and Golden State Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson (95) plead their case to referee Josh Tiven (58) in the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

With the defense locked in and superstars Anthony Davis and LeBron James stepping up to the plate, the Lakers made a resounding comeback in the third quarter cutting down the deficit to 2 points only.

Ultimately, the Lakers completed their comeback in the fourth quarter. With momentum by their side, the champions, forced multiple Warriors’ turnovers and ultimately won the game 103-100.

Blazers’ CJ McCollum trolls LeBron James

The game wasn’t without controversies though. With the game only separated by a single point with 2:07 remaining on the clock, Bron drove to the basket. Going up for a monstrous dunk, LBJ was stopped by a hard foul by Draymond Green, who hit Bron’s face while attempting the block.

With his face covered and laying on the floor, LBJ understandably tried to make the most of the situation. While it did seem as a flagrant foul by Green, the Lakers were only given two free throws.

Blazers’ CJ McCollum called out Bron after his latest antics. McCollum took to twitter as he took to twitter and wrote, “Actor of the year.”

There was no stopping the 30-year-old as he trolled Bron about his comments of seeing three rims as well tweeting, “I’m going to sleep . 3 rims”

Ultimately it was Bron who prevailed though as he hit the ultimate game winner and led the Lakers to the seventh seed in the Western Conference.

NBA Twitter reacts to LBJ taking the hard foul

NBA twitter didn’t stay far behind McCollum and added insult to injury trolling Bron.

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The Lakers are now through to the playoffs and face the Phoenix Suns. Despite the trolling, no one can count out Bron and the greatness he brings to the court. Can he lead the Lakers to a repeat?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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