Poor LeBron. It just hasn’t worked out for him the way he would’ve liked it to work out in Los Angeles where he once again tried to trade away the existing team to get another superstar — Anthony Davis — that he would’ve low-key bullied on social media after things went south because the rest of the roster was filled with D-League call-ups. Now 30-34 through 64 games, there’s a chorus of ‘Shut it down, Bron Bron’ from the media elites who can’t take it anymore.
Myself, I hope Bron finishes out the season, every last one of the games. Give me all of it into April. I want him walking off the court early in the final game on April 9 at home against the Trailblazers, leaving his teammates to shake hands with a playoff team.
Frank Isola is on my team against the likes of Jay Williams who thinks Bron is working with injured body parts, but doesn’t seem to take into account that Bron, on March 1, looked pretty healthy while thrusting during practice. That groin seemed fine then.
That feeling when the 'Lebron should shut it down' talk kicks in https://t.co/UWvGr1DdJO
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) March 5, 2019
There shouldn’t be a single media guy who gets paid via CONTENT that wants to see this guy pack it in and walk away from this team unless you’re just a straight up dicc rider then I could understand. There’s always some excuse out there even though Bron makes the rosters, figures out if the coach is the right guy, which teammates he’s going to allow on his team, etc.
Time to miss the playoffs like a man.
Niggas make every excuse for Lebron https://t.co/278QzOuHZd
— Mr. Bluestrips (@501DMITCHY) March 5, 2019
The Lakers lose and the conversation immediately shifts to whether LeBron should shut it down. With 18 games left! His five month vacation starts April 10th and now some in the media think he should get an 18-game head start? Come on.
— Frank Isola (@TheFrankIsola) March 5, 2019
I deliver unto #Pelicans Twitter one of the funniest arguments in Get Up’s short history.
Jay Williams tells Prime Minister of Kobestan, Ryan Clark, “Magic should tell LeBron to shut it down.”
— House Pelicans (@AdamMcCreary) March 4, 2019
"I would shut LeBron down. He doesn't look like himself. Last year he played 82 games and was brilliant in the playoffs. This year he said he was going to hit 'activation mode,' and nothing happened. I've never seen that before." — @criscarter80 pic.twitter.com/7b3wyP49zQ
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) March 5, 2019
Don’t take the easy way out…try to finish over .500:
I'll quadruple down: Within the next 10 games LeBron James will shut it down for the rest of the season, so he's not as much "on the hook" for the Lakers missing the playoffs.
— Jason Smith (@howaboutafresca) March 5, 2019
“Magic Johnson needs to shut LeBron James down.”
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) March 4, 2019