Lebron James is not holding back on his support for 2 things he believes in — champion athletes and Cryptocurrency. The NBA legend took to twitter to make a subtle dual-meaning tweet, celebrating the two before the final World Cup tournament match. And one of the names mentioned, stunned many. Lebron James acknowledged FIFA followed with an unexpected end tag to digital currency exchange, Crypto.com.
“Two of the greatest ever!! Let’s go 🔥⚽️🏆 @FIFAWorldCup @cryptocom,” wrote Lebron in the tweet.
A video accompanied the mention, highlighting France’s Kylian Mbappé, who’s of Cameroonian and Algerian descent, alongside Argentina’s Lionel Messi.
Crypto Community Buzz
The tweet has caused a bit of conversation in the cryptocurrency community. Crypto.com has been under the microscope lately, due to the recent FTX collapse. Many question the stability of all exchanges now — with good reason.
However, what’s more noted is the double entendre of what ‘King James’ is saying.
Lebron purposely wrote ‘two greats,’ shouting out two businesses. One was FIFA, organizers of the World Cup soccer tournament. It is the most watched sports game of the year.
The second great was Crypto.com. It’s as if James is calling the crypto-exchange a champion of web3 and cryptocurrency.
Various social media responses on the topic disagree with the coded meaning some are deriving from the statement. However, it is hard to believe Lebron’s multi-billion dollar business team could not have distinguished who the tweet was for. Simply adding in the word ‘players’ for Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé, would make it clear.
Lebron James Not Worried About FUD
Of course, Lebron James does have business with Crypto.com as well. The company sponsors the Lebron James Family Foundation, as part of a multi-year partnership forged in January of 2022.
With so many celebrities being sued as of recent for promoting crypto-exchanges, this is why most are shocked. If Crypto.com has any issues in the future, it could leave the future NBA Hall of Fame player in a hot seat. And that chair could be in a courtroom, during a class action lawsuit for millions.
Currently, the list of celebrities being sued by uneducated ‘crypto investors’ and NFT hype-train riders is astounding. Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, Larry David, Tom Brady, Shaquille O’Neal, Gwenyth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, Paul Pierce, and Floyd Mayweather are just a portion of names targeted by failed investors.
Taylor Swift luckily dodged FTX, who had planned to pay her $100-Million-dollars to be an ambassador. Former UFC Champion Conor McGregor was just revealed to be ambassador to Switzerland exchange that had exposure to FTX.