On Wednesday evening, it was reported that the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers both voted to end the NBA playoffs in a meeting among players remaining in the bubble.
The meeting took place after Wednesday’s games were postponed amid player protest of the police shooting of 29-year-old Black man Jacob Blake.
In the midst of that meeting, social media users and Madden enthusiast happened to noticed that LeBron James had seemingly checked out and promptly jumped on Madden 21.
Here’s how social media reacted:
LEBRON DIPPED THE MEETING TO HOP ON MADDEN LMFAOOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/9nkNXHNsyd
— Gianni (@Gianni2225) August 27, 2020
LeBron had to get some Madden in after the meeting. 😂😂
Same gamer tag for LeBron when he was on 2K Park with AD and Quinn Cook
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) August 27, 2020
Lebron left the meeting to hop on Madden LMAOOOOO pic.twitter.com/mhspXbQDly
— Berama ひ (@soIdoutdates) August 27, 2020
LEBRON SAID FUCK IT MADDEN TIME LMAOOOOO pic.twitter.com/BpkHyMcB1J
— Jake 🏀 (@SuperiorNBA) August 27, 2020
not lebron leaving the meeting and hopping on madden first thingdjsjsjsksksksk 😭😭😭😭😭
— 𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐚 (@TheeBrow) August 27, 2020
LEBRON IS PLAYING MADDEN WITH AD LMAOOOO pic.twitter.com/uNlDbmgaCM
— Brian (@King_Doncic) August 27, 2020
After reports leaked Wednesday night that the Lakers — led by James — and the Clippers had voted to leave the bubble, there was a shift in thinking, leading to the decision to return at a meeting among players.
It would soon be announced that the teams agreed to continue play.
Shortly after the reports came out of the resumption of the playoffs, James tweeted: “Change doesn’t happen with just talk!! It happens with action and needs to happen NOW! For me @Ipromiseschool kids, kids and communities across the country, it’s on US to make a difference. TOGETHER. That’s why your vote is @morethanavote.”
Change doesn’t happen with just talk!! It happens with action and needs to happen NOW! For my @IPROMISESchool kids, kids and communities across the country, it’s on US to make a difference. Together. That's why your vote is @morethanavote ✊🏾 #BlackLivesMatter
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 27, 2020