The days of photoshopping LeBron James into Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are a thing of the past. He’s in UCLA Health Training Center, in purple and gold working out with his new teammates, and YOU GUYS WHERE DID ALL THIS DUST COME FROM?
Wednesday afternoon, James also offered up the first look at him in the Lakers’ “gold” jerseys (I’m using quotes because those things are yellow. You had one job, Nike) and offered up one of the best responses to the trolling of Lakers fans that you’ll find.
As you’d hopefully expect by now, the internet did not disappoint in its responses to these images. The internet is, as you know, undefeated.
We grabbed the highlights of these responses as we saw them, starting with the Lakers’ official account firing off these gems.
The in his new lab. #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/im4bD7p7Rr— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) August 9, 2018
The fun begins... #HireGrant
*fans self* pic.twitter.com/RtIqx2UE5z— Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersSBN) August 9, 2018
Ingram’s face as he watches the greatest ever at his position (if not outright) pretty much says it. This is unreal. Pinch me.
Same, tbh. pic.twitter.com/CrqFQfgPk3— Ry (@JustRyCole) August 9, 2018
It’s pretty cool to have the same arms as an NBA player, to be completely and 100 percent honest. Really though, if my arms looked like that I would never wear sleeves. Church, funerals, date nights, corporate meetings, or any other setting, you’re seeing these cannons.
bron showin off that summer bod for the gram pic.twitter.com/Ysk2oFnrav— Whitney Medworth (@its_whitney) August 9, 2018
Exactly, Brandon. Exactly.
When you quickly realize LeBron’s wrists are bigger than your arms. pic.twitter.com/Z7SDpEmsNi— Johnny (@jnavla) August 9, 2018
Isaiah Thomas has been a Denver Nugget for going on a month and still can’t help but get roasted in Los Angeles.
They took two of Isaiah Thomas’ old practice jerseys and combined them to make one for LeBron. https://t.co/WuH6tTyn7I— Andrew Ungvari (@DrewUnga) August 9, 2018
Speaking of roasting, it’s started. Josh Hart just couldn’t help himself, but hey, LeBron is a Laker now so have your fun, Josh.
[Cut to three months from now]
Josh Hart has been traded to the ....
Aaaaaand Josh Hart starts off the LeBron James roasting… pic.twitter.com/HLuhJpyVAx— Johnny (@jnavla) August 9, 2018
Shoot for the stars and you might land on the moon, Brandon.
"My arms could look like WHAT?" pic.twitter.com/TmS8PMMJsP— TV's Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) August 9, 2018
As mentioned earlier, LeBron’s Insta story Wednesday afternoon offered up some internet gold, too.
This has to be the cover of the media guide this year pic.twitter.com/uikBZhQ9tL— Anthony F. Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) August 9, 2018
Never trust Lakers fans with content that can be used to troll others. We know no other way.
"He's not going to Los Angeles because of basketball." pic.twitter.com/TrJy1zjUSj— Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersSBN) August 9, 2018
“Yeah you got LeBron for 4 years but you gave Lance $3 million for 1 year, your summer was a D-!” pic.twitter.com/VGvz5igfbe— Daman Rangoola (@damanr) August 9, 2018
Me when my friends say you never even liked LeBron and don't deserve him pic.twitter.com/v9y5V5rDmE— Dear Lakers (@TheBlakeMamba24) August 9, 2018
Laker fans watching LeBron's ig story pic.twitter.com/Pnfr0NgGy1— SB Nation (@SBNation) August 9, 2018
That was fun. And man, I can’t believe LeBron is actually a Laker. Crazy.