LeBron James slammed by Lakers icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for ‘stupid, childish’ dance
LeBron James caught the ire of the NBA a week ago with a spicy celebration for a clutch shot. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar pulled off the classic Sam Cassell ‘Big Balls’ celebration against the Indiana Pacers that drew him a $15,000 fine.
LEBRON. with a little Sam Cassell and HMD cele on top. pic.twitter.com/YlxAyZo0sG
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) November 25, 2021
But apparently, it’s not just league officials who took notice of LeBron James’ dance moves—so did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The Lakers icon, who started a news feature on his own Substack, called out LeBron for his ‘stupid, childish dance’ against the Pacers.
“Last week LeBron was fined $15,000 for doing a ‘Big Balls’ dance after the Lakers win.. For me, winning is enough. Why do you need to do a stupid, childish dance and disrespect the other team on the court. It doesn’t make sense. Goats don’t dance.”
While the GOAT’s don’t dance comment seemed to be said in jest, as Kareem flashed an image of actual goats, his disapproval of the move from King James seemed very real.
The hits certainly keep coming for the Lakers star these past few weeks, as he’s also dealt with the Isaiah Stewart kerfuffle as well as the Enes Kanter callouts as of late.
The on-court affairs haven’t been too much better, either. The Lakers stand at an even 12-12 record after taking an L against their crosstown rival Los Angeles Clippers. It’s been a rough first quarter for LeBron James, but there’s still a lot of time to turn things around.