After the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night, LeBron James and Lonzo Ball met at midcourt. James, having been in that situation before, knew to cover his mouth with his jersey so no one could read his lips.
It was a great idea until a mic picked up what it was that he told Ball, thus defeating the purpose of covering his mouth in the first place. This, via IT-3 on NBA Reddit.
Can’t quite make that out? Here ya go.
“Find your zone and just stay the fuck locked in,” James said. “The media is going to ask you what I told you right now (but so what). Just be aggressive every single day … it’s white noise. That’s all it is. All right?”
LeBron knowing that anyone and everyone who saw the video would have their theories shows how long he’s been in this situation and how crazy the coverage around him has been since he first debuted all those years ago.
Speaking of crazy coverage, this is the kind of thing that should help Lonzo get through the next stretch of stupidity that seems to follow him wherever he goes or whatever he does. It’s really cool LeBron would go out of his way to remind Lonzo that none of that stuff really matters.