Even before yesterday's NBA trade deadline, you weren't alone if you assumed that LeBron James really runs the Cleveland Cavaliers. But after half the roster was overhauled in a whirlwind of transactions Thursday, it's quite possible that "GM LeBron" is as powerful as ever.
Right on cue, Hawks fans took it right to King James' teammates tonight in Atlanta:
Hawks cheering section in Friday night form for this one. One set of Tristan Thompson free throws they chant: "LeBron will leave you!" Next time down for Jeff Green free throws it was: "LeBron will trade you!"— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 10, 2018
Don't forget to make that extra pass, Tristan! Quit cranking mid-range jays, Jeff! You could be the next one to get the boot,
hawks fans chanting “LeBron will trade you” and “LeBron will leave you to Cavs at the line lmao pic.twitter.com/AFHvGCrteP— Drew Corrigan (@Dcorrigan50) February 10, 2018
Is this kind of trolling fair? No, it's really not.
Should NBA fans be surprised be at all surprised by it?