LeBron James has come out with his first Instagram post since winning the title with the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night, and The King has decided to channel his inner Maximus with his epic caption.
LeBron had a simple question to everyone out there:
For a bit of context, this memorable line is from the Academy Awards-winning film “Gladiator” from the year 2000. The historical drama was directed by the famed Ridley Scott, and starred Russell Crowe, who played the role of Maximus, a Roman general turned slave. For those that have not seen the film (why?), it was Maximus who uttered the epic “Are you not entertained?!” line after winning in combat inside the Roman Coliseum.
That’s pretty much what LeBron did inside the bubble, as he led the Lakers to a tremendous championship-winning run in what has been nothing short of an historic season for him both on both a personal and a team standpoint.
This message is a bit of a shout out to all of LeBron’s haters, doubters, and everyone else in between. James was heavily criticized by some throughout the playoffs, and even more so after he decided to pass to Danny Green in the dying moments of Game 5 on Friday, instead of taking a potentially championship-winning shot.
LeBron had another astounding performance in Game 6, which perfectly sums up pretty much the entire season for him. If what he’s accomplished this year stull doesn’t impress you, then it’s almost a certainty that nothing else he does in the future will.