Lakers’ LeBron James Hilariously Responds to Imitation of his Reaction to James Harden Trade

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January 15, 2021 10:25 am

With the Brooklyn Nets acquiring James Harden in a blockbuster trade, the whole league has been forced to re-evaluate their calculations. This includes LeBron James and the LA Lakers, who are the defending NBA champions this season. In fact, many believe that due to the super-team in Brooklyn, the Lakers’ chances to repeat have taken a hit.

Renowned YouTube artist Mark Phillips (a.k.a RDCWorld1) made a hilarious video about LBJ’s reaction to the trade. In the video, James is shown being frustrated with everyone forming super-teams to dethrone him and the Lakers.

While some might have taken offense to such a video, LeBron appreciated this in a unique style. King James tweeted his reaction on the video, which said:

IM 36!!!!! IM 36!!!! STOP THROWING THE BALL”

In the above mentioned tweet, LBJ is talking about a part from Phillips’ video. Phillips impersonates Bron as being fed up and shouting, “I’m 36!” in reaction to the James Harden trade.

This is not the first time that Phillips has made a LeBron impersonation on his channel. But it is definitely the first time that LeBron James himself has reacted to it. Following LeBron’s retweet, Phillips posted his reaction upon finding out that James liked his bit. He tweeted:

“BRO WHAT THE HELL! BRO MAN I AM ABOUT TO PASS OUT THAT IS CRAZY! IMMMMM TRIPPPINGGGG.”

Will LeBron James and Kevin Durant lock horns in the NBA Finals once again?

Jan 10, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the first quarter of a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on January 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

While Harden’s Nets signing has hogged all the recent NBA headlines, Kevin Durant is the heart and soul of the team. Even before Harden’s news broke, KD was expected to carry the team to the finals.

Obviously, KD had Kyrie Irving by his side, but Irving’s sudden disappearance has left the organization in a tough spot. In Irving’s absence, KD carried the team on his back and made sure they didn’t slip off.

If LeBron James and Kevin Durant meet up in the finals, it will reignite an old rivalry. During Durant’s stint with the Warriors, the two superstars met in the NBA Finals twice with KD taking the dub both times.

If we witness a rematch between the two superstars, who do you think will be victorious? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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