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LeBron Fires Back At Critics Who Say The Lakers Are Too Old, "Keep Talking About My Squad"



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LeBron Fires Back At Critics Who Say The Lakers Are Too Old, "Keep Talking About My Squad"
 

 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The flurry of deals the Los Angeles Lakers have made during free agency have led critics to point out that the "purple and gold" could look more like the "purple and old" after the team sacrificed young talent to bring in veteran players.

After adding Carmelo Anthony, 37, Trevor Ariza, 36, and Dwight Howard, 35, the team has an average age of 31.4 years, making them the oldest in the NBA, according to SB Nation.

A handful of other teams could be a full decade younger than the 2020 champions when the regular season kicks off on Oct. 19.

"Keep talking about my squad," the 36-year-old LeBron James wrote on a now deleted Tweet.

"Our personnel ages, the way he plays, he stays injured, we're past our time in this league, etc etc etc. Do me one favor PLEASE!!!! And I mean PLEASE!!! Keep that same narrative ENERGY when it begins! That's all I ask. #ThankYou"
The Lakers aging process began in earnest when the team parted with a raft of young talent including Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram to nab forward Anthony Davis in 2019.

Davis, 28, struggled to stay healthy last season and the defending champions fell in the first round of the playoffs.

Last month, the team dealt several players in their 20s including rising star Kyle Kuzma to the Washington Wizards in exchange for explosive 32-year-old point guard Russell Westbrook, making it clear the Lakers are in "win now" mode.

While the offense is expected to remain potent, it is on the defensive end of the floor where the team may have to worry.

Opponents will look to expose any sluggishness by playing with pace, putting slower defenders into pick and rolls, and pushing the tempo on fast breaks.

But for now, James just hopes those who question the wisdom of the roster moves "keep talking."

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 2 months ago '17        #2
CJ Schwarz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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LeBron trying to go with that underdog narrative so bad is laughable. Also, fu*k Colby Covington.
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 2 months ago '05        #3
blah blah blah  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x29
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LeSpellcheck types like an idiot
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 2 months ago '17        #4
Ifeellikekobe  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Keep that same energy
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 2 months ago '04        #5
TVee 
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They’re literally the favorites to win it all
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 2 months ago '05        #6
Wondah_Woman  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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 2 months ago '10        #7
SmoothTay 
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I miss Kobe
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 2 months ago '06        #8
philly337  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 CJ Schwarz said
LeBron trying to go with that underdog narrative so bad is laughable. Also, fu*k Colby Covington.
 TVee said
They’re literally the favorites to win it all
He just knows he's going to get criticized when they win (because they're stacked) and wants to post this made up narrative 3% of people are saying so he can point back afterward and pretend it was the actual narrative
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 2 months ago '17        #9
Rule 336  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x17
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LeBron... We have the best team in the league. What are you talking about?
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 2 months ago '11        #10
CALViiiN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x25
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dude is softer than frozen yogurt.


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 2 months ago '18        #11
Wiggy wexler  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x18
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fu*k Bron and Kd


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 2 months ago '20        #12
Tweezy12  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 CJ Schwarz said
LeBron trying to go with that underdog narrative so bad is laughable. Also, fu*k Colby Covington.
Lmao yes....

You got a stacked deck.... trying to be a underdog

 2 months ago '14        #13
215Philly  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x9
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 TVee said
They’re literally the favorites to win it all
Nets still the favorites according to Vegas
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 2 months ago '17        #14
BX BlackBelt  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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Got damn Gloria son such a lil bi*ch
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 2 months ago '04        #15
TVee 
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Man and I see what they did with the Kyrie and Westbrook switch. KD and Bron are some weirdos

 2 months ago '14        #16
Kyu  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x28
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 philly337 said
He just knows he's going to get criticized when they win (because they're stacked) and wants to post this made up narrative 3% of people are saying so he can point back afterward and pretend it was the actual narrative
Nah people are saying the team is old and all these jokes, Bron just saying keep the same energy all season. Call them old if they get the title. Don’t switch up and call them a super team after it’s all said and done
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 2 months ago '07        #17
stogz 
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This league is not like it used to be. No 4 games in 5 nights, no back-to-backs, minimal practices, no shoot arounds, no physical contact, everything is a foul... you can still be really effective if you take care of your body. Plus, you don't even have to guard a man anymore. You can still be effective at an old age.
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 2 months ago '14        #18
longliverick 
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What a bi*ch



and KD a even bigger one lol
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 2 months ago '07        #19
stogz 
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 Kyu said
Nah people are saying the team is old and all these jokes, Bron just saying keep the same energy all season. Call them old if they get the title. Don’t switch up and call them a super team after it’s all said and done
old vs. washed up is 2 different things

the game is different now.
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 2 months ago '14        #20
Kyu  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x28
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 stogz said
This league is not like it used to be. No 4 games in 5 nights, no back-to-backs, minimal practices, no shoot arounds, no physical contact, everything is a foul... you can still be really effective if you take care of your body. Plus, you don't even have to guard a man anymore. You can still be effective at an old age.
It’s also more skilled athletically gifted competition in the league than what it was in the 90s and before.
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 2 months ago '14        #21
Kyu  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x28
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 stogz said
old vs. washed up is 2 different things

the game is different now.
This is true, just saying don’t knock the game as it is today. We can’t knock guys for playing in this time, they still have to step on the court and produce.
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 2 months ago '06        #22
philly337  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Kyu said
Nah people are saying the team is old and all these jokes, Bron just saying keep the same energy all season. Call them old if they get the title. Don’t switch up and call them a super team after it’s all said and done
Nooooo thats like 3% of people. The majority are saying its a super team.











Latimes, cnbc and Foxsports all clearly saying its a superteam (and there many more..Basically every article).

And here's the odds to win the chip...





The closest team to come out of the west is golden state at 3 times the odds

Yall love to make up this narrative every time he creates a super team to downplay it. Yall point out opinion in the extreme minority and move them to the top like that the majority. You can probably find people out there saying the laker won't win because the earth is flat...you can find people saying anything. But the majority (by a landslide) know and have stated this a super team and theyre favored to come out the west with the only team able to compete with them is the nets (but don't think they can cause they have no answer for Davis)


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 2 months ago '14        #23
Kyu  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x28
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 Wiggy wexler said




fu*k Bron and Kd




KD & Lebron better than Giannis all day.

 2 months ago '06        #24
philly337  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 stogz said
old vs. washed up is 2 different things

the game is different now.
Russ averaged a triple double 3 of last 4 seasons, Davis in his prime and bron still producing at his career averages and they act like theyre washed to try and downplay it
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 2 months ago '14        #25
Kyu  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x28
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 philly337 said
Nooooo thats like 3% of people. The majority are saying its a super team.











Latimes, cnbc and Foxsports all clearly saying its a superteam (and there many more..Basically every article).

And here's the odds to win the chip...





The closest team to come out of the west is golden state at 3 times the odds

Yall love to make up this narrative every time he creates a super team to downplay it. Yall point out opinion in the extreme minority and move them to the top like that the majority. You can probably find people out there saying the laker won't win because the earth is flat...you can find people saying anything. But the majority (by a landslide) know and have stated this a super tram and theyre favored to come out the west with the only team able to compete with them is the nets (but don't think they can cause they have no answer Davis)

Every team Lebron has ever been on have been a top favorite to win the title basically.

Also in this NBA all teams are trying to get the most talent, people didn’t complain when Boston did it. It is what it is. We all gonna watch and be entertained, I learned a while ago to just enjoy the games no matter what.

When KD did it with GS everyone was hype and tuned into all the games, when the Nets did it last year it was the talk of the town. And of course ima Lakers fan so I want everyone on the squad, it don’t matter to me. We don’t care how we get it, as long as those banners go up at Staples
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