When Colby Covington Called Out LeBron James and Roasted the Entire NBA Roster

Published 03/02/2022, 12:16 PM EST
Mar 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers (23) is introduced before the 2021 NBA All-Star Game at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Former UFC interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington, understands what gets the fans triggered. Also, he knows when and where to call his shots, to get the most attention. After Jake Paul’s win over the NBA player Nate Robinson, Covington went after one of the biggest names in the history of the NBA, LeBron James.

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Covington, on his Twitter, called out the Los Angeles Lakers superstar.

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He made fun of Robinson’s knockout loss inside the Staples Center against ‘The Problem Child‘; After that, he claimed he would do the same thing to LeBron James, in half the time as compared to Paul’s knockout of Robinson.

Also, ‘Chaos‘ took a dig at the whole NBA roster for being “the softest and most privileged athletes on the planet.”

King James‘, who has a size and a weight advantage over Covington, is not a trained martial artist like the latter. Also, an active and successful NBA player like LeBron will never fight him. But calling out LeBron and the NBA community would definitely turn some heads. Also, it fits well with Covington’s heel persona. ‘Chaos’ knew what he was getting into by targeting a passionate community like NBA.

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Earlier, ‘The Problem Child’ secured a brutal second-round knockout over Robinson, who was making his boxing debut.

Colby Covington, calling out LeBron James in the post-fight interview

‘Chaos’ had also called out ‘King James’ after his win over the former welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley. In the post-fight interview, before calling his shot against the welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, Covington used ‘woke athletes‘ and ‘spineless cowards‘ terms to describe the NBA star.

Two days later, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar, who is one of the most outspoken athletes on the NBA roster, in the post-game interview, after the win over Denver Nuggets, called out his haters.

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Though ‘King James’ didn’t mention Colby Covington’s name, it appeared as a direct response to the UFC fighter calling him out.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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