Colby Covington claims Lakers’ LeBron James won’t ‘last 10 seconds’ against him
Covington made the bold statement on Twitter, all while plucking out a controversial rumor from James’ past involving former NBA player Delonte West.
LOL at the snowflakes that believe @KingJames could even last 10 seconds with me! If that coward had the balls or the ability to kick anyone’s ass, Delonte West would’ve lost his teeth long before his meth habit! pic.twitter.com/TQZ56FBnt1
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) September 22, 2020
Colby Covington has been hurling choice words at LeBron James in the past few days or so. The UFC fighter first attacked the Lakers forward by calling him a “spineless coward” during his post-fight presser last Saturday.
It’s unclear why Covington has his eyes locked on the LeBron, but what’s crystal clear is that Colby is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump — an administration that James has been very critical about. A few weeks ago, Trump said that he has lost the appetite to tune in to NBA games because of the regular protests. James fired back at Trump, noting that they won’t miss him anyway.
Fans and NBA players have taken notice of this controversial statements from Covington. And as expected, players defended the Lakers’ leader from Covington’s antics.
Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets seemed confused about Covington’s tirade, hinting that he’s a nobody compared to James. Michael Carter-Williams, for his part, called out the double-standards in the treatment of the two athletes.
Meanwhile, Austin Rivers is puzzled why Covington took aim at James — someone who’s not in his league.
Kevin Durant, Austin Rivers, and Michael Carter-Williams respond to Colby Covington calling out LeBron James after his UFC fight 👀 pic.twitter.com/ghVPOOobuX
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) September 21, 2020
Whether James fires back at Covington’s latest tirade is a matter of wait-and-see, but the Lakers star has always taken pride in taking the high road.