Scorned sports fans have been known to burn jerseys of athletes who leave their team as free agents, as notoriously witnessed last year when Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder and joined the Golden State Warriors.
But in the aftermath of the Cleveland Cavaliers' blockbuster trade, which sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for three players, including Isaiah Thomas, and a draft pick, LeBron James believes that fans burning IT's Celtics' jersey are flat out wrong -- and he blasted them for it with a series of strong tweets.
"The burning of the jersey thing is getting ridiculous now!" he began tweeting. "The man was traded. What do you not understand?"
And he was just warming up.
Take a look at all of King James's tweets and how fans reacted to him.
Salute to you, King James, for once again speaking out about something that needs a voice.
#Facts. Stop with the burning of the jerseys ... especially in this case.
Yes, his jersey was up in flames years ago.
In other words, the bad few don't speak for all Celtics' fans.
Just another reason that LeBron continues to be one of the most honorable, woke athletes in sports. Salute, King!
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