'Please stop on behalf of all humanity': Drake slammed for 'corny and cringey' message to record-smasher LeBron James
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: While the Los Angeles Lakers narrowly lost to Oklahoma City Thunder in their home game at the Crypto.com Arena, celebrations continue for LeBron James who made history on the night of Tuesday, February 7, breaking the record of 38,387 career points long held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Abdul-Jabbar, who was at the arena, entered the court along with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and presented James with the game ball.
Following the historic moment, James was congratulated by a host of celebrities, including Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Kevin Durant and Drake. However, Drake's video message for the NBA star has not gone down well with fans, most of who found it very "cringe."
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Drake took to social media and posted a video of himself to congratulate the NBA star for achieving the historic feat. The video with the rapper standing with a basketball, wearing an orange hoodie, claiming he was in James' hometown Akron, Ohio. In the background is a basketball court. Drake starts the 40-second clip by saying, "LeBron, what a legendary night in NBA history. You're breaking the all-time scoring record. And to honor that I had to come back to the place that it all started: Akron, Ohio."
He continues by saying, "Every journey has a beginning, and tonight..." The background changes as the greenscreen projecting the court is pulled down. It is replaced by a group of women partying at a club. Drake then says, "I lied, I lied to you. Um, I'm actually still at the club in Miami, but definitely, all the girls say congrats, alright, girls." He then ends the video by saying, "Congrats, brother."
Drake's message to LeBron after he broke the all-time scoring record 😂 @Drake pic.twitter.com/4TIH4sZONn— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 8, 2023
'This was cringe'
Drake's message for James has, however, not gone well with netizens, who have labeled it 'corny' and 'cringy'. "This was cringe," wrote a user, while another commented, "Corny as usual". A third user wrote, "Not funny. Just corny," while a fourth said, "Very cringe." "Please stop on behalf of all of humanity," quipped another user.
This was cringe— FastCue (@CueFast) February 8, 2023
Corny as usual— 🦉 (@bears_beets77) February 8, 2023
Not funny. Just corny.— JoJo (@Soomtochukwu) February 8, 2023
Very cringe...— aiurjurai — patience on E ⛽ (@aiurjurai) February 8, 2023
Please stop on behalf of all of humanity— Brainnen (@Buhrennen) February 8, 2023
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