SportsCenter duped by fake LeBron IG account.
The Anthony Davis trade request has driven the basketball world into hysteria this week, as the New Orleans Pelicans’ superstar is reportedly itching for a deal to the Los Angeles Lakers.
As the NBA’s February 7 trade deadline rapidly approaches, there are sure to be plenty more rumors in the coming days. Additionally, the social media activity from all parties involved will be closely monitored by #NBATwitter.
As always, it’s important you don’t get duped by a fake account while looking for the latest hint of where Davis might end up. SportsCenter learned that on Tuesday night when they aired a screenshot of a comment posted by a fake LeBron account on A.D’s IG.
The “LeBron” comment, which was actually created by @sreekyshooter, reads, “SHEESH that sweater is (fire emojis). Ur killin it bro anyway cya laker oops that was a typo I meant cya LAter #striveforgreatness.”
ESPN went ahead and shared the post during Tuesday night’s show before realizing they’d been had. Host Neil Everett acknowledged as much at the end of Tuesday night’s show (H/T USA Today), as he explained that the post was actually sent from “Some kid with way too much time on his hands. You got me dude!”