LeBron James has shown the first sign of being human since getting cramped up during Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs.
The Los Angeles Lakers superstar is one of the best-conditioned athletes in the world and, nearly four years past his 30th birthday, continues to dominate the game of basketball.
Apparently, he gets tired just like the rest of us. ...And then he sleeps for a very long time.
On Wednesday, the former Cleveland Cavaliers forward tweeted that he accidentally slept for 11 hours.
"Man I’m washed!! I went to bed at 8:30 last night and woke up at 7:30am," he wrote. "Man what! I literally slept for 11 hrs. Missed my company Xmas holiday party and everything."
Younger Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma chose to have a bit of fun with his teammate, responding to the tweet with an age-shaming line.
"You left your walking stick at the facility as well grandpa," the 23-year-old joked.
LeBron shot back in typical old-man fashion, using a "not" joke, embellished with a middle finger emoji.
The emoji would have probably been much better on its own, though. "Not" jokes have been lame for a very long time, but LeBron could be excused for not having his walking stick
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. That was a good one. NOT🖕🏾😄— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 5, 2018
What This Means
The timing of LeBron's tweet could work against him. Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson only recently shared his thoughts on the player's role in the team, with Kobe Bryant also implying that he's been doing too much.
Now that he's revealed that getting "washed" is possible, Magic could decide to have head coach Luke Walton cut on the star's minutes and hand him less responsibilities.