50 Cent isn’t allowing any LeBron James slander slide — no matter who the source is.
During a recent appearance on Posted Up with host Chris Haynes, NBA legend Julius Irving (also known as the great Dr. J.) named his top two all-time NBA teams and created a fantasy team in the process. On his first team, Dr. J named Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Elgin Baylor as his starters. For his second, he listed Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
But NBA superstar LeBron James was noticeably absent from the list.
According to Irving, he had a perfectly good reason for leaving him out, explaining, “He’s the guy who has led the charge in terms of super teams. When he put together a team in Miami, he put together a team in Cleveland as well, and he put together a team in Los Angeles. So, he can pick his own team. I ain’t going to pick his team.”
Despite Irving’s explanation, 50 Cent decided it wasn’t good enough and proceeded to clown the 71-year-old retired baller anyway. On Tuesday (April 27), the Power mogul shared a post about Irving’s comments and wrote in the caption, “sounds like old hater shit to me!” He added in the comment section, “It takes a lot of work and talent to be @kingjames if that wasn’t true we would have 3 or 4 of him, we only got 1.”
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LeBron James currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers after stints with Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The 36-year-old Ohio native is the only player in NBA history to have won NBA championships with three franchises as Finals MVP. He’s also competed in 10 NBA Finals, including eight consecutive with the Heat and Cavaliers from 2011 to 2018. His accomplishments include four NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, four Finals MVP Awards and two Olympic gold medals.
An avid Hip Hop fan, James served as the A&R on 2 Chainz’s Rap Or Go To The League album in 2019 and toyed with making his own album à la DJ Khaled in February.
“My love for music is INSANE!!!” he tweeted. “I think I’m doing to do a album. Oh no I won’t be rapping or anything like that. I’m not crazy, I know what I’m great at, but I tell you one thing I do have. So many friends that can. Thinking out loud!”