Speights hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2017-18 season with the Orlando Magic, but he has been pretty vocal about the NBA and everything that is going on in the league.
On Tuesday, Speights posted a picture that basically trolled James’ 4-10 Finals record while celebrating Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
Just the messenger… pic.twitter.com/MLJjTY9BUC
— Marreese Speights (@Mospeights16) October 14, 2020
Marreese Speights was on the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors team which won 73 games during the regular season to break the Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 record from 1995-96.
However, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 title over the Warriors by becoming the first team in NBA history to erase a 3-1 series deficit in the Finals.
It appears Speights still hasn’t gotten over James dominating the Warriors in the 2016 Finals. Although LeBron’s Finals record is pretty subpar for an NBA legend, it’s important to note he’s the only player in NBA history to rank top-10 all-time in points and assists and win three Finals MVP awards with three different teams.
Speights is getting killed in his replies and quote tweets by NBA fans, as they are bashing him for being an average player during his career and not being in the league anymore. The Florida native averaged 7.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in 705 NBA games with the Philadelphia 76ers, Memphis Grizzlies, Cavs, Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers and Magic.
Even if James sees this tweet from Speights, he won’t respond since he has been taking the high road during his entire Hall of Fame career since entering the league in 2003.
Also, after winning the 2020 title, The King certainly has no time for someone looking to ruin his mood.