A handshake between LeBron James and one of his teammates has apparently upset members of a Chicago gang.
During the Lakers’ championship celebration on Sunday, LeBron and Dion Waiters busted out a one finger handshake that is similar to a gang sign diss called “dropping rakes” which is meant to disrespect Chicago’s Gangster Disciples gang.
DID LEBRON JUST DROP DA RAKES ON NATIONAL TELEVISION LMFAOOOOOOOOOO??? pic.twitter.com/eZ0Sv8kE20
— terrible tweeter (@HOLLYWOODBEL) October 12, 2020
AD got LB dropping the rakes he foenem now 🤘🏾⤵️ pic.twitter.com/hmnVETWpSH
— 👑Big Trapo 👑💰🤑 (@KYoungTrapo) October 12, 2020
While LeBron’s handshake is probably innocent in nature, the GD’s are upset and believe he’s deliberately taking a shot at them.
“Dropping rakes” is a diss aimed at the Chicago gang, The Gangster Disciples.
The Gangster Disciples throw up rakes, and their enemies throw them down which is seen as a disrespectful gesture towards the gang.
Several people associated with the GD’s took to Twitter to call out LeBron for allegedly showing disrespect towards the gang.
@KingJames on some real shit don't drop the rakes nomo
— Duke Kaboom (@HotTakes115) October 12, 2020
Lebron done dropped the rakes too many times for me, we on his ass 😭😂
— D B A B I I 💮 (@1025Euro) October 12, 2020
Aye @KingJames drop the rakes again & yo ass gone have baldheads coming at yo baldhead bitch ‼️
— DA MUFUCKIN G 🎲 (@Tbe_K3ith) October 12, 2020
Lebron gotta stop dropping the rakes….. mad disrespectful
— Eazy the God (@CHI_Eazy041) October 12, 2020
Tired of LeBron slammin da rakes on national television
— Phifty (@Finao_Big50) October 12, 2020
It’s very unlikely that LeBron is dissing anybody here, but he should probably drop the handshake and come up with a new one just in case.