LeBron James likely played his final minutes as a member of the Cavs in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, with the possibility of him opting out of his current deal and pursuing free agency looking like the most likely move for him going forward.
James played 41 minutes in the elimination game at Quicken Loans Arena, scoring only 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting. It wasn’t his best performance by any stretch, as he appeared to be tired, and didn’t look like his normal self. Getting hit in the eye (watch here) — again, mind you — early in the game sure didn’t help matters.
The three-time MVP Award winner didn’t bother to stick around on the court after the 108-85 loss, either, as he was seen walking off the court without shaking hands to congratulate the Warriors players on their title win.
James failing to shake hands with the Warriors produced some strong takes on the Twitterverse, as fans took to social media to rip LBJ.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr sure didn’t seem to think any less of James after his poor performance in the game, having some extremely high praise for LBJ when asked to compare him to Michael Jordan and weigh in on the GOAT debate.
And sure, the moment in question was a bit overblown, but James could’ve at least stuck around for a few brief moments before making his way to the locker room, especially since he received a great ovation (watch here) from Cavs fans upon exiting the game with roughly four minutes remaining.