All players have done it. Before they were in the league, current players were young kids who just like everyone else, hated on everything in the NBA.
We’ve dug up Victor Oladipo’s old tweet bashing LeBron James seven years prior to being defeated by him in the 2018 NBA Playoffs. This time, it’s Terry Rozier.
Rozier and the young, injury-plagued Boston Celtics did the unthinkable falling one game short from the NBA Finals by taking LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to seven games in the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals.
Seven years ago, in 2011, a 17-year-old Rozier tweeted something that would bite him in the butt. While he was watching the ending of Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals where LeBron James and the Miami Heat defeated Boston 97-87 moving on to face Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals, Rozier tweeted “Lebron got past them celtics bums in a playoffs finally…yall kno why rite??”
Rozier was indicating that James teamed up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami and that was the real reason he won the series. James didn’t do it by himself, he “took [his] talents to South Beach” to win. After defeating Chicago in five games, James’ first trip to the Finals with the Heat didn’t go so well as Dallas defeated Miami in six games.
Well, Terry, your 2011 tweet came back to bite you, my friend. “King James” defeated you too.
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