LeBron James lets haters know how much he could score if he really wanted to

Brad Sullivan
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James used social media to take some subtle shots at detractors by pointing out how devastating he can be when he takes a lot of shots.

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The use of the hashtag #WashedKing is a reference to Lakers teammate Anthony Davis using the term in 2019 after James had run off three straight triple-double performances.

Davis’ tongue-in-cheek reference to James was a jab at critics who had declared that James was washed up after his first season with the Lakers. During that injury-plagued 2018-19 campaign, James was limited to 55 games and the Lakers continued their frustrating streak of missing the postseason.

That trio of triple-doubles was just part of a tumultuous season for James and the Lakers, which ended in October of last year with the franchise’s first NBA title in a decade.

James is once again already hard at work preparing for his 19th NBA season and will no doubt use continued criticism from those detractors to fuel another title run.

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Brad is a freelance writer for LakersDaily.com, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.