A little over two years ago, our own Anthony Irwin sent a tweet about LeBron James that may have inadvertently helped inspire a killer offseason and revenge tour that resulted in a 2020 championship:
LeBron looks washed, man.— Anthony F. Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) March 17, 2019
Now, beyond that being a historically atrocious tweet and arguably the dumbest take Anthony has ever had, it may have been literally the only social media post calling him washed at the time.
Why is that relevant? Well, because of the phrasing LeBron used to describe himself the whole next year:
Now, far be it from me to credit anyone named Anthony for that championship other than Davis, but still, our own resident hot take artist may have played a small role in at least inspiring an all-time hilarious, self-given nickname.
Why is that relevant today? Well, because we may have accidentally done it again. Let me explain.
Yesterday, our own Darius Soriano — maybe the literal blogging opposite of Anthony in his calm demeanor and nuanced perspective — published a story for us on the pluses and minuses of the Lakers potentially being one of the oldest NBA teams we’ve ever seen.
Now, we were far from the first to point out the Lakers’ advancing age, but just a few hours later, LeBron tweeted and deleted the post below twice, adding a seeming reference to people talking about Davis’ injury history the second time he sent it out before deleting it again:
Now, did Darius’ blog inspire LeBron’s tweet? To paraphrase him, maybe yes, or maybe no.
But if the Lakers do win it all again, don’t say that we never do anything for you all. We may have just started the receipts folder to motivate another title.
when my article serves as motivation for another championship >>>>>— Darius Soriano (@forumbluegold) August 4, 2021
You’re welcome everyone.