Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James made one small spelling mistake in a recent tweet, and it was enough to give fans a good chuckle.
James responded to a tweet from the official Nike Twitter account that referenced his community work in The King’s hometown of Akron, Ohio. James clearly meant to respond with “#ThekidfromAkronOhio”.
But as you can see in a screenshot of a since-deleted tweet, James committed a spelling error. And of course, it led to plenty of Twitter roasts toward the four-time NBA Champion.
Having used the “M” instead of the “K”, many fans are now poking fun at James for apparently calling himself a mid-level player.
Obviously, calling James a mid-level player is way too far-fetched. If not for Michael Jordan, the Lakers star would be the consensus pick for the greatest basketball player of all-time.
James has won NBA championships with three different franchises — two with the Miami Heat (2013 and 2014), one with his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers squad (2016) and another with the Lakers (2020).
The four-time league MVP was named the NBA Finals MVP in each of the four championship series’ his team won. Add in the 18 career All-Star nods and two Olympic gold medals, and there’s simply no comparing another player of James’ era to him.
James, who turns 38 years of age on Dec. 30, agreed to a massive two-year contract extension with the Lakers worth $97.1 million in the offseason.
The Lakers are coming off an incredibly disappointing 2021-22 season in which they finished 11th in the Western Conference with a 33-49 record. Head coach Frank Vogel was fired less than two years after leading the team to a championship, and the Purple and Gold replaced him with Darvin Ham.
James and the Lakers will open their 2022-23 season with a road showdown against the defending champion Golden State Warriors on Oct. 18.