Why would LeBron James scrub the ‘s’ in ‘Kings’? The answer is simple, but the internet still had jokes

By | December 23, 2022

LeBron James is a man of many talents, but Photoshop might not be his thing.

Earlier this week, the Lakers traveled to Sacramento to take on the Kings. James shared an image on Instagram before the game of him shooting around at the Golden 1 Center with the caption, “The Man In The Arena- 👑 📸 captured by @mikemancias1 in the cut.”

Nothing else to see, right? Not quite.

Zoom in closer, and you’ll notice that instead of the advertisement at the top saying “Kings,” the “s” appears to have been scrubbed out.

Many were quick to take notice.

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Why would James do that? Probably because his nickname has long been King James, not, you know, Kings James, but the internet still had a lot of fun with it.

Some of the nicknames Reddit gave him:

  • LeDitor
  • LePhotoshop
  • LePaint
  • Light the LeBeam

Twitter also had jokes:

If you were wondering what happened in the actual game, James finished with 31 points and 11 assists, but the Anthony Davis-less Lakers lost by 14 points to fall to 13-18 on the season.

Tough look for the King.