You know LeBron had this one saved in the drafts for months.
After four long, anxious days of waiting to find out who the next president of the United States would be, Joe Biden was declared president-elect by every major news outlet on Saturday morning. As Democratic voters around the country began to celebrate, it was NBA superstar LeBron James who had one of the most entertaining tweets of the day.
James, who has been critical of Donald Trump throughout his presidency, sent out a Photoshop’d image you know he had waiting in his drafts for months. It doesn’t get any better than this:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 7, 2020
James is recalling perhaps the greatest player of his career: his Game 7 crunch-time block against Andre Iguodala to seal the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA championship over the Golden State Warriors.
Watch the block again here:
James and Trump were not fans of each other. At a recent Trump rally in Pennsylvania, a ‘LeBron James sucks’ chant broke out. James memorably fired off a tweet in 2017 calling Trump a ‘bum’ after the president said he wasn’t inviting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors to the White House after their NBA championship, only after Curry himself already said he wasn’t going.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
Biden’s win even brought LeBron and Draymond Green together:
Nature is healing pic.twitter.com/GKxHBD8MPB
— claire de lune (@ClaireMPLS) November 7, 2020
LeBron wasn’t the only NBA player to celebrate Biden’s win. Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid, always entertaining on social media, tweeted this:
Well America TRUSTED THE PROCESS and it paid off #TheProcess https://t.co/9XfWvQTZET
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) November 7, 2020
His teammate Ben Simmons was a little more subtle in celebration:
— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) November 7, 2020
Here are some other celebratory tweets from NBA stars:
Can’t forget @KamalaHarris pic.twitter.com/0ZVDys8CXC
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) November 7, 2020
46 – Please help us Heal
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) November 7, 2020
YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!!!
— Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) November 7, 2020
✌ ✌ ✌ https://t.co/xx8sbHYpRp
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) November 7, 2020
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