LeBron James wants it known: he doesn’t like Boston.
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Over the summer, the Lakers star ripped Boston on his Uninterrupted show, “The Shop,” saying fans at the TD Garden are “racist as f—.” James also claimed the Celtics sold “F— LBJ” shirts at their official team store, which of course, they don’t.
On Tuesday, James continued his barrage against Boston at Lakers Media Day, comparing guard Patrick Beverley to Kendrick Perkins: a player you hate, unless he’s on your team.
That’s when he snuck in another barb. “I still hate Boston,” said James. “Don’t get that twisted. We all hate Boston here.”
James has a long history of playing high-stakes games against the Celtics. The Big Three Celtics — Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen — defeated LeBron’s Cavaliers in the 2008 and 2010 NBA playoffs, but James and the Heat ousted Boston in 2011 and 2012. James’ Cavaliers easily disposed of the Celtics in the 2015 postseason, and barely walked out victories after an incredible seven-game battle in the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals.
During all of those series, Celtics fans were relentless towards James, booing him seemingly every time he touched the ball.
James is returning the favor, at least with the mic.