The Milwaukee Bucks (13-5) defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers (12-7) 117-102 on Friday night. It did not look like it would be such a convincing victory, at least in the first half. The Cavaliers led by as much as 17 and carried an 11-point lead into halftime. However, the Bucks were able to storm back and win in convincing fashion. One fan who was especially thrilled to see the comeback performance was Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.
LeBron James Was Actively Rooting Against His Former Team
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are linked together by their long and successful history. Of course, James brought the Cavaliers to relevance and, finally, a NBA title. He has spent 11 of his 20 NBA seasons with the Cavaliers, in two different stints, and was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. That history did not stop him from Tweeting out support of the Milwaukee Bucks, though, after last night’s game.
Let’s Goooooooooooooo BUCKS 🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 26, 2022
No, LeBron James Is Not Coming to Milwaukee
Despite what many fans may have posted, whether sarcastically or hopefully, in the responses to the above Tweet, LeBron James will not be playing for the Milwaukee Bucks any time soon. Or ever, for that matter. James recently signed a two-year $97.1 million contract extension that will run through the 2024-2025 season. In the last year of the deal, James is slated to make over $50 million. There is no conceivable way that the Milwaukee Bucks would trade Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, or Jrue Holiday to the Lakers to make such a deal work. It is fun to think about, for sure, but the reality is that James will never be a Milwaukee Buck.