“The Savior the Lakers Need” – Fans React as LeBron James Gets Trolled by Outspoken UFC Star

Published 02/06/2023, 8:54 AM EST

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LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are one of the most explosive duos in NBA history. They won the first and only title for Cleveland Cavaliers during their time together in that franchise. They had great chemistry and success together. However, Kyrie Irving left the team after he claimed that he was livid playing second fiddle to ‘King James’. Meanwhile, UFC fighter Paulo Costa had taken a jibe at the current Lakers player after a reunion with the former teammate fell through.

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The James-Irving relationship has been well-documented over the years. However, LeBron James moved to the LA Lakers in 2018 for a new chapter. But his team has not been at its best recently. They have lost more matches than they have won this season. But UFC star Paulo Costa has offered him the ‘secret juice’ to help him get better.

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MMA fans are aware of Paulo Costa being a menace on social media. We also know him to make outrageous claims. One such claim is the ‘secret juice’, which he claims to make people physically fitter. He even called secret juice the reason behind his jacked physique. In his latest antics, the Brazilian took shots at the legendary basketball player.

Fans react to Paulo Costa photoshopping his head on the body of LeBron James

Paulo Costa posted an edited picture of ‘King James’ on Twitter, adding his head onto the NBA star’s body. He also added sponsor tags of ‘secret juice’ on the Lakers’ jersey. Twitter users, without a doubt, left loads of comments on the post. Here are some of the top reactions from the fans.

One fan claimed that Paul Costa is the only solution for LA Lakers’ lackluster run this season.

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While another fan claimed that the picture uploaded by Paulo Costa reminded him of the movie character ‘Irwin Maurice Fletcher’ from the 1985 movie ‘Fletch’.

One Twitter user suggested that Costa should try to promote his ‘secret juice’ inside the octagon after his next fight.

One fan also gave the Brazilian fighter a new moniker:

One fan wondered when ‘The Eraser’ will be putting up his secret juice for sale.

One Twitter user suggested that Paulo Costa should start doing comedy since he hasn’t fought inside the octagon since defeating Luke Rockhold at UFC 278.

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However, another Twitter user didn’t find Costa’s tweet funny and even asked him to stop tweeting.

The ‘secret juice’ is a phenomenon for Paulo Costa. Fans recently reacted to Conor McGregor’s social media post, showing a jacked version of himself. They were quick to claim that the new physique was a result of using Paulo Costa’s ‘secret juice’.

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Paulo Costa was set to fight Robert Whittaker on February 12 at UFC 284. However, the match fell apart reportedly after a breakdown in negotiations over the fight deal. We are yet to see whom ‘The Eraser’ fights next since he claimed to have only one fight left in his UFC deal.

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Himanga Mahanta

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Himanga is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. He interned as a WWE author at Sportsmanor before joining EssentiallySports to pursue his interest as a sports journalist. Himanga is a big fan of UFC's Conor McGregor and considers him the most entertaining combat sports athlete of the 21st century.
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