During the postgame press conference following the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to LeBron’s former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, on Sunday (November 6), King James claimed he had been a fan of Migos since his first season with the Miami Heat in 2010.
“I’ve been listening to those guys for so long,” he said. “I listened to those guys my first year with the Heat in 2010. [My teammates] had no idea who the migos were. They booed me when I played it in the whole dressing room. I was like, “These guys are next, I’m telling you right now.”
LeBron on Takeoff: “I was listening to those guys my 1st year with the Heat in 2010. They had no idea what a Migos was. They booed me when I played it in the locker room. I was like ‘These guys are next, I letting you know right now.'”pic.twitter.com/DZj4Fr5uJh
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) 7 November 2022
Fans immediately picked apart LeBron James’ quote, questioning how he could have been a Migos fan in 2010 when the ATL trio’s first project, Pitcher seasondidn’t come until 2011. Their big break didn’t come until two years after that with songs like “Versace,” “Hannah Montana” and “Bando.”
“Howling bc everyone knows a habitual liar and Bron still goes above and beyond,” one person tweeted, while another added: “Lebron really said he’s been listening to migos since 2010 LMFAO fuck off here, this man be lyinnnnn like a mf sometimes.”
Howls BC everyone knows a habitual liar and Bron still goes above and beyond
— Trill Withers (@TylerIAm) 7 November 2022
Lebron really said he’s been listening to migos since 2010.
— newerakeam (@_maekha) 7 November 2022
Despite his fuzzy math, LeBron also honored Takeoff ahead of the Lakers-Cavs game by wearing an outfit dedicated to the late Migos lyricist.
The 20-season vet rocked the same black suit, sunglasses and silver Jesus piece that Takeoff wore at quality control chief Pierre “Pee” Thomas’ “black ball” birthday party in June.
“If you know me at all, you know how much I love @yrntakeoff!! It still doesn’t feel right to me! Rest in Paradise Rocket Man,” LeBron explained on Instagram.
Takeoff (real name Kirshnik Ball) was shot dead outside a bowling alley in Houston in the early hours of November 1 after a heated argument over a dice game broke out.
The 28-year-old rapper was pronounced dead at the scene. According to autopsy reporthe died of “penetrating gunshot wounds to the head and torso in the arm.”
See more reactions to LeBron James’ Migos “lie” below.
LeBron explains on The Shop how he met MLK in 1964 pic.twitter.com/ziE0DeZvFy
— Master (@MasterTes) 7 November 2022
Nigga just lied on a dead nigga I don’t think it was possible LMAOOOOOOOO https://t.co/8pZFpWspW7
— d. (@_312DARIUS) 7 November 2022
LeBron said he first listened to Migos in 2010 and their first mixtape was in 2011😭😭
— mev 🧸🌹🏀 (@mevvybear) 7 November 2022
Lebron heard Make It Rain by Travis Porter in the office with Chalmers and Mike Miller in 2010 and for 12 years thought it was Migos.
Check on all you uncles, man
— Diehard Ohio State Fan ⭕️ (@angelaliz_) 7 November 2022
— philip 🇹🇼 (@phrrp) 7 November 2022
LeBron lies about knowing who Migos was before any of his teammates in 2010. He just does it unprovoked 😭 pic.twitter.com/5dpuDe1Ern
— b rose (@3randyn) 7 November 2022
Still crying over LeBron tapping DEXTER PITTMAN on the shoulder saying yo fuck this blog rap MIGOS IS COMING
— Fooly Magooly (@mymannemcee) 7 November 2022