Renowned Sports Journalist Claims Lebron James Tried to Get Her Fired: “I Made Fun of ‘The Decision’ Like 400,000 Other Talking Heads”

Published 11/20/2021, 10:59 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


LeBron James is one of the most influential players in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers star commands the respect and admiration of NBA fans and powerful decision-makers in the NBA. The 36-year-old power forward is the talisman for his franchise and is also one of the highest-paid stars in the league.

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Recently, a famous sports journalist disclosed that LeBron James tried to have her fired from her job. Former ESPN anchor Michelle Beadle made these allegations on her podcast ‘What Did I Miss?’ Beadle confirmed widespread rumors and revealed details about the bizarre situation.

Beadle said, “He tried. He did try, yup. He did try to do that. I was like, ‘Wow, I’m honored that I’m even on your mind. Thank you very much, sir. That’s a weird place for me to be.’ So, my stuff with him started out not personal. I made fun of ‘The Decision’ like 400,000 other talking heads did at the time, and I think for some reason, that was it. So, it wasn’t personal to begin with it. It’s obviously, now it will always be personal.

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LeBron became a free agent on July 1, 2010, while with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Various NBA franchises contacted him to propose their offers to him. The media dubbed this great waiting moment ‘The Decision’. The media criticized LeBron for many of his decisions during this period. He eventually joined the Miami Heat alongside fellow free agents Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

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LeBron’s controversial move to the Heat eventually worked in his favor. He won two NBA championships at the Heat in 2012 and 2103. However, he joined the Cavaliers once again in 2014 and guided them to their elusive championship title in 2016.

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LeBron James and the Lakers face a heavy defeat against the Celtics

The Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden. LeBron James‘ returned to play his first game since an abdominal strain injury. However, even LeBron could not stop the Lakers from the Celtics’ domination. The Celtics eventually cruised to victory with a final score of 130-108 over the visiting side.

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

Anthony Davis led the Lakers, scoring 31 points as LeBron added 23 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Jayson Tatum drove the Celtics victory, scoring 37 points while Marcus Smart added 22 points pursued closely by Dennis Schroder with 21 points. The Lakers travel to an away game to face the Detroit Pistons next.

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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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