“Something is Real Fishy”: LeBron James Pleads Trae Young’s All-Star Case With Subtle Jab at NBA

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Jan 6, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) moves to the basket ahaed of Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) and guard Dennis Schroder (17) during the first half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Hours into the announcement of All-Star reserves, the NBA world is filled with opinions. The majority of the hoops community isn’t happy with the reserves. Especially with the Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young’s snub. Importantly, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has also joined the bandwagon and took a subtle dig at the league.
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Following the announcement of the reserves, an X user dropped a post, sharing Young’s impeccable record this season, and asked a question at the league. It read, “Why does Trae Young CONTINUE to be DISRESPECTED?”
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In response, LeBron James pitched in and said, “He be cooking EVERY NIGHT! Stop it! He’s an All-Star for sure. Something is REAL [Fishy].” He didn’t exactly use the word ‘Fishy’ instead opted for a ‘fish’ emoji followed by the letter ‘E’.
Trae Young‘s All-Star snub has been the talk of the NBA town for the last few hours. In this season, the Hawks star has registered 27.1 PPG and 11 assists per game, which is significantly higher than some of the reserves. For instance, he holds a better PPG and APG than Julius Randle and Tyrese Maxey.
25-year-old even expressed his displeasure through an IG post after his thunderous performance against the Phoenix Suns. Young dropped 32 points with 15 assists to clinch a comfortable 129-120 victory over the Suns.
Following the game, he took to his IG handle. He shared a picture of himself from tonight’s game and wrote, “Born a Star, still a Star.. Always will be a Star #wemove,” in the caption.
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While the league remained silent with the snub, only LeBron James voiced out. Is there any hidden message behind it? Let’s find out.
Is James subtly luring Trae Young to LA?
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As the trade deadline is only a week away, the Lakers have been on the forefront to pull off a trade. Notably, the LA side has been constantly in trade talks with the Hawks for Dejounte Murray.
Even though the team couldn’t come down to a negotiation, the reports suggested that the teams could go back to the deal a few days before the deadline.
Amid this situation, King James’ recent social media activity may hint something. Is he trying to lure the Hawks’ leader into the Lakers roster? This is a speculative view, but we will have to wait till 8th of February to know the exact outcome of the Lakers-Hawks trade talk.
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What do you make of LeBron James’ post? Is he trying to lure Trae Young into the Lakers fold? Let us know in the comments below.

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