Marreese Speight is under fire right now after the former Golden State Warriors player shared a very suggestive pic to Twitter, shading LeBron James for winning his fourth title in his 10th Finals appearance.
“Back then, we used to celebrate three-peats. Now kids are out there celebrating fourth titles in ten tries and call it greatness,” the picture, originally created by the ‘@bronsux’ account, read.
Mo Speights sending shots at LeBron 😬 pic.twitter.com/KKve5NuZT8
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) October 14, 2020
Speights only captioned the picture clarifying he was the messenger, not the creator of the controversial photo that showed Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan holding the NBA trophy.
Of course, this didn’t sit well among Bron’s fans, who instantly started calling Speights out. In the end, he had to clarify he wasn’t trying to take shots at anybody and that he had the biggest respect for a player like James.
“I’m not hating on LeBron. He’s a great player. For me to play against Kobe and Bron it’s like night and day. You gotta be respectful of Kobe and MJ’s name,” Mo said, according to Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson.
Marreese Speights on his recent post;
“I’m not hating on LeBron. He’s a great player. For me to play against Kobe and Bron it’s like night and day. You gotta be respectful of Kobe and MJ’s name.”
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) October 14, 2020
Speights was part of the Golden State Warriors teams that reached the NBA Finals in 2015 and 2016, winning one title in 2015 before collapsing against the Cleveland Cavaliers a year later. It was a very questionable move for him to do this without necessity. This has been a recurrent practice in the league, though, as fans try to validate their favorite player and make them look better than the competition
"No shots to Bron he is one of the best players to ever touch the court… I have my own opinion though so i don't really care what the next person have to say."
– Mo Speights went private on Twitter and issued these follow up tweets about LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/YybXfWQGoP
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 14, 2020
It was a bad decision for Speights and NBA Twitter did let him know what was up.