LeBron James has not demanded a trade out of Los Angeles, but a newly verified Twitter account masquerading as the Lakers star tricked people into thinking so on Wednesday.
The hoax was a direct result of Elon Musk’s $US8 blue check-mark launch.
An account with the handle “@kIngjamez” was responsible for the plot
“I am officially requesting a trade,” it tweeted. “Thank you #LakersNation for all the support through the years. Onto bigger and better things! #ThekidfromAKRON #ImComingHome.”
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James’ real account handle is @KingJames, and his most recent tweet is an ad for a video game. The slight…