LeBron James can't believe 'Squid Game' creator's retort to his criticism

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The feud we never knew we needed: NBA legend LeBron James facing off with "Squid Game" creator Hwang Dong-hyuk. One would probably win handily on the basketball court. One would probably defeat the other at the Emmys without breaking a sweat.

But on social media, it's anyone's game, and both sides were firing shots. Oh, and don't worry, we're not going to reveal any spoilers here.

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At the end of LeBron's press conference, when Anthony Davis was coming up to the microphone to take his place, the two exchanged a quick conversation about the conclusion of the show. James simply said that he "didn't like the ending" — there is a spoiler if you follow that link — and explained his reasoning, likely never imagining the drama that would follow.

Apparently, Hwang Dong-hyuk got word of LeBron's criticism — perhaps through one of his red-suited "Squid Game" employees — and gave a half-harsh, half-funny retort.

"Have you seen 'Space Jam 2?'" he asked