Austin Reaves And LeBron James' Bond Remains Strong Despite Resurfaced Old Facebook Post

Photo: Instagram/Austin Reaves

Recently, a 2012 Facebook post from Los Angeles Lakers guard Austin Reaves about his current teammate LeBron James resurfaced.

The post featured a picture of Kobe Bryant with the caption, “When I need some peace and quiet I set my phone to LeBron mode, no ring.”

Reaves, who was only 13 years old when he made the post, knew he had to clear the air with James. Reaves approached James and said, “Look, I was s----ing on you back in 2012.

Photo: Instagram/Austin Reaves is a versatile guard who can score, pass, and defend. He has drawn praise for his work ethic and basketball IQ.

I was a Kobe fan.” James reportedly laughed it off, indicating that there were no hard feelings between the two teammates.

Despite the old Facebook post, Reaves has become a sensation during the postseason. In Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies, Reaves scored 23 points and shouted, “I’m him.”

James later complimented Reaves, saying that he knew the type of players that fit with his game and that he knew Reaves would be that type of player.

The second-year player continues to shine, most recently scoring 21 points in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors, helping the Lakers take a 3-1 series lead. 

Game 5 is scheduled for Wednesday night in San Francisco. It’s clear that despite the old Facebook post, Reaves and James have developed a strong bond as teammates.

James, who has won four NBA championships, likely understands Reaves’ admiration for Bryant, as James himself has spoken highly of the late NBA star.

It’s not uncommon for old social media posts to resurface, causing problems for celebrities and public figures. However, Reaves’ proactive approach in addressing the post and apologizing to James seems to have paid off, as the two continue to work well together on the court.

Reaves’ performance during the postseason has been impressive, and it seems that he’s found a good fit with the Lakers and with James. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the postseason unfolds for the team and for Reaves personally.

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Source: Sports Illustrated


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