Anytime LeBron James takes to social media to voice his opinion on something, NBA fans are sure to notice.
With apologies to Stephen Curry, James is not only still the game’s best player, but he remains the face of the league. So, when he used his Twitter account to cast All-Star votes for five fellow players on Monday, it was worth wondering if there was any hidden agenda behind the players he chose.
Conspiracy theorists will be disappointed to hear that there didn’t appear to be anything nefarious in play. Love and Irving are viewed as being the second- and third-best Cavaliers in some order, so James including those two teammates made perfect sense.
As for Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul, those are the three players in the league that LeBron considers to be his closest personal friends.
There may be some in Miami who would attempt to make an issue out of Chris Bosh being left out, but it’s pretty easy to see the path James chose here when narrowing down his list.