Jake Paul Slams Dana White: “Imagine if Adam Silver Sent a Lawsuit to LeBron James Minutes Before He Took the Floor for the NBA Finals”

Published 02/01/2022, 5:48 AM EST

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YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul dug out an interesting perspective of Dana White and Francis Ngannou’s feud as he brought ‘King’ LeBron James and NBA commissioner Adam Silver into the fold.

The social media influencer has been running circles around the combat sports community. Paul, who recently knocked out former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, is focused like a sniper on the UFC and their fault lines.


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He compared Dana White‘s snub of Francis Ngannou after his triumph over former sparring partner ‘Bon Gamin’ Ciryl Gane in his first title defense, with LeBron James.

Jake Paul told MMAFighting in an exclusive chat, “Imagine if Adam Silver sent a lawsuit to Lebron James minutes before he took the floor for the NBA Finals, then, refused to present him with the NBA championship trophy after he won. It’s pure disrespect to the athlete and the sport.”

LeBron James had praised Jake Paul after his first win over Tyron Woodley

LeBron James is one of the greatest basketball players of our time. Getting him to talk about anyone is no small feat in itself.

However, ‘The Problem Child’ Jake Paul was able to do just that after his first win over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley.


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“CLEVELAND IS JUMPING!! Should have flew back to the crib,” James tweeted after Paul’s split decision victory over ‘The Chosen One’.

James, an Ohio native, played with the Cleveland Cavaliers before switching to his current team, Los Angeles Lakers.


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This gesture by ‘King James’ left the then 4-0 pugilist Paul with tears in his eyes as he replied:

“I’ve been trying to get him to notice me. So, for him to tweet about this, that’s crazy… I’m trying not to cry, but for him to tweet that it’s crazy.”


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Aashish Kumar


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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.
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