'30 for 30 Lance': Armstrong calls LeBron James, Michael Phelps his peers, viewers say 'they aren't junkies'
'Neither of them used drugs to win all their titles though did they Lance?' a viewer asked in response to his shocking confessions
'30 for 30 Lance' might be Lance Armstong's final attempt at winning back the world's faith. And while fans have appreciated the brazen approach to addressing doping, they are still pretty unforgiving when it comes to the athlete narrating his story. One of the segments saw him talking about who his peers would be if he was competing today, and his reply was LeBron James and Michel Phelps. That response stirred up a storm that saw Twitterati bash Armstrong for even bringing up their names.
"Neither of them used drugs to win all their titles though did they Lance?" a viewer asked. "And here is me thinking it would be El Chapo & Pablo Escobar. Guess I was wrong !!" another mocked. "They didn't cheat like you Lance, try again," another viewer wrote. "How he used the tragedy of cancer, his absolute unwillingness to apologize to people and his sickening ego. All reasons this should never have been made and why I will never watch it. Drags the fabulous 30 for 30 series down to the gutter," one viewer shared.
"This clip actually makes me not want to watch this doc," a user exclaimed. "Lebron James and Michael Phelps aren’t junkies though," a fan remarked. "this bout to be the worst 30 for 30 ever. no way am I gonna watch this bs even in quarantine with no sports on," a tweet read. "His peers would be half the Russian Olympic team #juicehead," a fan wrote. "Why are we giving this dude another opportunity to speak? Stop At Nothing should be the nail in the coffin," a fan asked.
"Armstrong still doesn't comprehend that without doping he would have got nowhere yellow Jersey let alone even one Tour de France title. Comparing himself to Lebron and Michael Phelps is totally ridiculous," another viewer tweeted. "When's his updated autobiography coming out? It used to be called 'It's not about the bike'; the new edition should be titled 'No, it was *always* about the drugs'!" a fan replied.
Summing this up with this hate tweet: "Seems this guy is still doesn’t really get it... damn! Therefore why does he deserve the prestige of 30for30 treatment, at least the one on Marion Jones had remorse and somewhat redemption. Though there might be more to it in the actual episode. Here's hoping."
'30 for 30 Lance' airs on Sundays at 9 pm ET on ESPN.