Former Golden State Warriors big man Mo Speights ruffled some feathers with his hot take on LeBron James.
On Tuesday night Speights took to Twitter in an attempt to belittle LeBron’s accomplishment of winning the NBA championship with the Lakers by comparing him to the likes of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.
NBA fans immediately started roasting Speights with old clips of him losing to the Cavs in the finals.
Mo Speights 2016 Finals Highlights🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/QEIorL5GOi
— Malik (@Cyynicall) October 14, 2020
The Mo Speights in question pic.twitter.com/vfymzh3onh
— 2020 NBA CHAMPIONS🧬 (@allsleevesdead) October 14, 2020
Mo speights playing basketball in Bosnia talking about 3-peats. Ok man
— kyle/Free agent nba fan (@knicks_tape99) October 14, 2020
LeBron James blows by Marreese Speights and finishes with the AND1 dunk.
James finished with 41 points & 16 rebounds. pic.twitter.com/owd8zk5dhm
— ThrowbackHoops (@ThrowbackHoops) October 14, 2020
Mo Speights averaging 4.7 a game for the Guangzhou Lions talking about 3 peats.
— Hoop Fiends 🏀💉 (@hoopfiends) October 14, 2020
Mo Speights went 4/18 for 2.0 ppg in the 2016 Finals against LeBron. Is he really the one for this?
— UnwrittenRules (@UnwrittenRul3s) October 14, 2020
Checking my Mo Speights video archive and I'm dying 😂😂pic.twitter.com/YYFUn0WOvp
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) October 14, 2020
The reactions to Speights’ tweet eventually forced him to go private on Twitter.
Lmao Mo Speights really took shots at the King & then went private? 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/Y5l0tW1onD
— SCOUTWITHBRYAN (@ScoutWithBryan) October 14, 2020
Speights eventually clarified his stance and said he wasn’t hating on LeBron but just giving his opinion.
"No shots to Bron he is one of the best players to ever touch the court… I have my own opinion though so i don't really care what the next person have to say."
– Mo Speights went private on Twitter and issued these follow up tweets about LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/YybXfWQGoP
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 14, 2020