- The LA Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs after losing game 6 vs the Phoenix Suns
- LeBron James was criticized for showing poor sportsmanship by not shaking hands with Suns players after the game
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The Lakers lost again and LeBron James isn’t handling it well.
Earlier this week LeBron drew the ire of NBA fans after he left the Lakers blowout loss in game 5 against the Suns with over 5 minutes left to go in the game.
Lebron leaving with 6 min left in the fourth pic.twitter.com/MwJVLM3k7i
— MyBookie – Bet With The Best (@MyBookieBet) June 2, 2021
LeBron pissed off fans again on Thursday night during game 6 of the Lakers-Suns series. After the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs, LeBron bolted to the locker room and didn’t shake hands with any of the Phoenix Suns players on the court.
A quick exit for Lakers’ LeBron James after Game 6 loss. No handshakes on the court w/ the Suns pic.twitter.com/hv7S60KHRk
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) June 4, 2021
LeBron was immediately blasted by fans for the not shaking hands after the game.
Can't wait to talk about LeBron leaving the court without shaking any hands … just as he left the bench (and stench) with 5:40 left in the blowout Game 5 loss at Phoenix. That's who he is and always has been.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 4, 2021
Kind of a bad look; lebron leaving court w/out congrats for Suns. Most other lakers giving handshakes. Lebron looks like sore loser. #NBAPlayoffs2021
— Eric Christensen (@cbseric) June 4, 2021
not to discredit all brady and lebron have done in their careers but it’s absolutely classless how they act like kings in victory but don’t even offer a handshake in defeat, always the first ones in the locker room
— N (@natetheitalian) June 4, 2021
LeBron James walks off with no handshakes or respect for the other team.
Face of the NBA… role model to the kids… a true leader…
— Will (@willowzy) June 4, 2021
I don't want to pile on but could Lebron James not have stayed on the court for a few seconds to congratulate the #Suns. When he wins he will take all the hugs and handshakes but when he loses he disappears pretty quickly!!
— Eric Cohen (@realEricCohen) June 4, 2021
lebron walking off without handshakes is why I can’t cheer for him he just doesn’t have the sportsmanship when things don’t go his way ????
like the play in tournament comments a true competitor wouldn’t be saying things like that idk
— areeb (@areeb9a) June 4, 2021