Kwame Brown Rips Lebron James’ Lakers With Kobe Bryant Reality Check: “Kobe Didn’t Do the Type of Friendly SH*T With You After a Loss Like That. When He See You Again, You A** Better Be On the Court”

Published 12/18/2021, 11:30 AM EST
Nov 19, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) reacts during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports


Among the various stars on the Los Angeles Lakers roster, LeBron James is undoubtedly the undisputed leader. The fans, media, and former players too, expect LeBron to lead the Lakers in their pursuit of NBA titles. LeBron has led the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat in the earlier stages of his career. However, a former NBA player called out LeBron for his supposed lack of leadership.

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Former NBA star Kwame Brown reserved some harsh words for LeBron James and the Lakers. The video posted on Twitter, shows Kwame berating LeBron and the Lakers for their horrible form. He simultaneously recalls the no-nonsense leadership that Kobe Bryant provided to the Lakers.

Kwame said, “So they keep this storyline of the Lakers which is really not a storyline—they suck. He added, “That’s some of the stuff, man RIP Kobe. One thing about Kobe is he didn’t do the type of friendly shit with you after a loss like that. When he sees you again, your a** better be on the court. You better not be in the training room. You better not be getting your ankles taped.

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He added, “You a** better be out there shooting some shots, or Kobe going to be on your a**. That’s what I think the Lakers are missing. They’re missing that leadership.” Kwame played for the Lakers between 2005 to 2008.

He played alongside Kobe, who spent 20 years at the Lakers. Unfortunately for Kwame, his stint at the Lakers remained unfruitful, as he never won an NBA title with them. The Lakers won an NBA title the very next season after Kwame’s departure.

Kwame’s video surfaced after the Lakers’ 95-108 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. LeBron scored 20 points in that loss. He joined the Lakers in 2018.

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LeBron James-led Lakers face yet another loss for the season

With Kwame Brown questioning LeBron James’ leadership of the Lakers, they lost yet another one of their games. The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 110-92 in an away game defeat to the Target Center. Isaiah Thomas outscored Lakers talisman LeBron in what was a poor team performance.

Dec 17, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) talks to a teammate against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Thomas scored 19 points on his season debut, while LeBron managed only 18 points. Karl Anthony Towns led the Timberwolves, scoring 28 points. Lakers current record for the season is at a dismal 16-14. The Lakers will face the Chicago Bulls as LeBron will attempt to lead his men back to winning ways on the road.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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