In the middle of assembling his team for the 2021 NBA All-Star game, LeBron James took a (lighthearted) “shot” at Paul George and the Clippers, alluding to the supposed “rivalry” going on right now in L.A.
LeBron drafts Paul George, says “the only time I’ll root for this guy or his team, because we’re enemies… just kidding.”
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) March 5, 2021
The only thing more interesting than that comment might have been the reaction from the fans…
He’s not kidding but LeBron knows PG will get mad and expose him when it matters most in the playoffs
— TheAmirWay (@AmirAbdallah20) March 5, 2021
He knows PG owns his ass and the whole city of LA 😭😂
— ȶei (@IrvingsGoat) March 5, 2021
He’s not kidding by the way the lakers really want the clippers I wish we had them last year😭
— Huncho.Willie❄️ (@huncho_willie) March 5, 2021
Pg was the best one left don’t blame him 😭
— Honest Westbrick Fan (@HonestRussFan) March 5, 2021
There is always some truth to jokes 😂
— Dìorr 🥀 (@DiorJackett) March 5, 2021
Obviously, the “rivalry” isn’t bad enough that Bron didn’t pick PG to his team. So, clearly, there isn’t much animosity there.
Still, it’s fun to speculate — and, of course, that doesn’t mean things won’t change. If the Clippers and Lakers meet in the playoffs this season, it could spark some real tension between the clubs. As things look right now, they could be headed for a collision course in the West.
We’ll just have to wait and see.