LeBron James has been slammed online after he walked off the court with just 5 minutes remaining while the Lakers suffered defeat...
Now, LeBron James is known for his iconic basketball career.
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The thirty-six-year-old is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all-time through his sensational career with the Lakers.
But basketball is far from his only passion.
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James is well immersed in the world of education and getting kids on the right track - using his influence for good.
LeBron has always been a man of the people...
via: GettyAnd, throughout years of major success, he has always remained grounded and stayed true to himself.
And he loves his fans.
But, after Tuesdays performance on court, fans might not love him quite so much...
Lebron walking off the floor before the game even ended just shows how bad of a teammate and a leader he is— neilallan (@NeilMarciano) June 2, 2021
Lebron walking off the floor still with 5 minutes left? That just brings the team down even more. He should be a role model. These younger players look up to him— Kay 🐨 (@LadyKayShoots) June 2, 2021
Lebron walking off early why am I not surprised?— Poptart (@Poptart_515) June 2, 2021
I am a Lakers fan, been one since I was born. But LeBron walking off the court when his team was down was shameful. That is not how a leader acts. In contrast, note Chris Paul, persevering through shoulder injury to bring his team back. Sports is a macrocosm for life.— Matthew Barrett (@MattMBarrett) June 2, 2021
Everyone knows I’m such a lebron fan but I gotta be honest him walking off with 6 minutes to go is bullshit. Let me tell you, you think Kobe would of walked off. Hell no. @KingJames be better.— 🕊Kody Henry The Legend 🥀⁶𓅓🦂 (@KiddLegend574) June 2, 2021
Lebron walking off the court with 5 mins left is the epitome of being a #CryBaby— Chef Swish (@LukeSwartout) June 2, 2021
Always been a huge Lebron fan but him walking off the court with 5 minutes to go is some straight clown shit— Cornish (@Cornish_34) June 2, 2021
Lebron bogus as hell for walking off to the locker room with 5 minutes left. Bad leadership right there. They going to kill him for that— Mike (@PlzSayThe__BABY) June 2, 2021
I’m not even surprised at lebron walking off lol— Clay (@C_World92) June 2, 2021
We not gonna talk about Lebron walking off the court with 6 minutes left are we?— Scott Scorchey (@SlangDangg) June 2, 2021
Lebron James is no longer my GOAT that man gave up on his team like a coward— Dennis Benussi (@DennisBenussi3) June 2, 2021
Tuesday night saw The Phoenix Suns take control of their first-round playoff series, winning 115-85 against the Los Angeles Lakers...
Causing LeBron James to walk off court with 5 minutes remaining and leaving the Lakers one loss from elimination.
At first, the Lakers held an early 10-5 lead, but it soon changed...
Allowing the Suns to build up a 30-point halftime lead - Los Angeles' largest halftime deficit in 25 years, the New York Post reports.
James scored the majority of his points in the third quarter, but by the fourth, with scores mounting, he'd had enough...
James sat on bench by himself before leaving court with just 5 minutes remaining.
As per the NYP, speaking of the defeat, James said: "We got our ass kicked. It's just that simple."
Michael Jordan lost 0 playoff games by 30 or more points.— Suns JAM Session Podcast (@SunsJAM) June 3, 2021
After the Lakers loss on Tuesday, LeBron James has lost 5 playoff games by 30 or more, although he didn’t stick around to see it. pic.twitter.com/SVjjWcx13Y
"They got to whatever they wanted to get to in this game. We got to be better, obviously, if we want to force a Game 7."
You can see a clip of James walking off here.
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