Did LeBron James respond to Lil Wayne with Instagram post?

LeBron James posted a note on his Instagram account Tuesday that may have been a response to rapper Lil Wayne.

Lil Wayne attended a Miami Heat-Los Angeles Lakers game last week and complained that he was kicked out of the game for supporting the Lakers (others disputed his account). Over NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston, Weezy then antagonized several Heat players while performing during a show, dropping F-bombs on them and boasting that he slept with Chris Bosh’s wife.

LeBron posted the following message to Instagram Tuesday that seemed to be aimed at Weezy and/or other detractors:

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“Just know that when you’re hot something cold will try to ignite themselves off of you to try to stay relevant. Don’t even engage! #dontlookbackwards #pushforward”

Lil Wayne actually has a history of complaining about LeBron and Dwyane Wade going back a few years, so it would make sense for James to respond in such a way.

Even if this wasn’t about Weezy, the note is indicative of James’ maturity. James used to let critics get him down in the past, but he seems to be doing much better at blocking out all distractions now. This is the sort of thing to which people are referring when they say LeBron seems more comfortable and free, which has manifested itself in James’ strong play on the court.

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NBA says Lil Wayne has not been banned from league events

Lil Wayne is one of the most famous rap stars in the world today, but that is apparently not enough. He also seems to crave any additional attention he can get from attending sporting events — particularly NBA games.

Over the weekend, Weezy told an audience in Houston that the NBA has banned him from attending games and other league-sponsored events. He also had some nasty things to say about Chris Bosh’s wife and some of the Heat players. According to NBA Senior Director of Basketball Communications Mark Broussard, Lil Wayne has not been banned from any NBA events.

Broussard reportedly told TMZ that there is “no truth at all” to Weezy’s claim that the NBA wouldn’t allow him in Houston for the All-Star game and has barred him from other league events. Weezy also recently claimed he was kicked out of a Heat game for cheering for the Los Angeles Lakers, but the team says that’s not the way it happened.

Between claiming teams have stopped him from purchasing playoff tickets and that he has been treated unfairly by stadium security, it’s impossible to tell if anything that Lil Wayne spews about his NBA experiences is true. The act is getting pretty old.

Lil Wayne blasts NBA, says he slept with Chris Bosh’s wife (NSFW language)

Lil Wayne has had plenty of problems with the NBA since last summer, or so he says. Most recently, Weezy claims he was kicked out of a Miami Heat game for rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers. There’s no telling if anything the rapper says is true when it comes to attending NBA games, since it seems obvious that he loves becoming the center of attention at such events.

It’s also obvious that Lil Wayne desperately wants to start a feud with the Heat and some of their players. Over the weekend, he began bashing the NBA and the Heat during a show in Houston. Weezy took aim at LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and came particularly hard at Chris Bosh. Video of his comments can be seen below, although keep in mind the language is very NSFW:

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Lil Wayne claims he was kicked out of Heat game for cheering Lakers

Is there a person on the planet who has more complications when it comes to attending sporting events than Lil Wayne?

The rapper attended the Miami Heat-Los Angeles Lakers game in Miami Sunday and claims he was kicked out for cheering the Lakers:

Fans don’t get ejected from games for cheering the opposing team unless they are doing something inappropriate or crossing lines of decency, so Weezy isn’t telling the full story.

A man who goes by the name of Senor Danny Vega on Twitter, and who says he is the social manager for DJ Irie, has another explanation. He says Lil Wayne was kicked out for making a gun gesture at a fan, which would actually justify an ejection.

A Heat spokesman says Lil Wayne was not ejected from the game, but instead chose to leave.

Weezy, you may recall, made a big stir last year when he said he was denied playoff tickets by the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was eventually allowed to attend a Thunder NBA Finals game, but then he complained he was treated poorly by security. Weezy has even complained in the past that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade ignored him when he attended Heat games.

Does Lil Wayne even go to games to watch basketball, or is his goal to become the center of a controversy? It’s beginning to feel like the latter is his purpose.

Lil Wayne sings ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ at Giants game (Video)

If there’s a high-profile sports event going on, chances are strong that rapper Lil Wayne will make his way there.

Lil Tunechi was in attendance for Game 6 of the NLCS in San Francisco on Sunday and even sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch. His connection to the Giants is a strange but simple one: he and San Francisco second baseman Ryan Theriot are friends. The two are from Louisiana and are big LSU fans.

Weezy stuck around to watch the game, and tweeted his support for the Giants:

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Lil Wayne says he was ‘treated like s***’ by the Thunder arena staff before Game 1

If an NBA Finals matchup between the Thunder and Heat isn’t intriguing enough for you, there are plenty of side stories to follow. First and foremost, there is always the mystery of whether or not LeBron James can finally get over the hump and win a ring. If basketball isn’t your thing, you can keep an eye on the ridiculous situation between Lil Wayne and the Thunder that just never seems to go away.

After allegedly being denied a courtside seat in Oklahoma City during the Western Conference Finals, Weezy was able to purchase one for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. However, he is once again unhappy with the people of Oklahoma City — this time the arena staff who must have frisked him at the door or something.

Wayne was rooting for the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals after the nonsense that took place before Game 3 last series. Oklahoma City won four in a row after that, so Thunder fans should be happy the rapper is rooting for Miami.  The ironic part is Lil Wayne also had a problem with LeBron and Dwyane Wade last year when he was offended that they didn’t acknowledge him when he attended Heat games. The beef was later squashed, but the point is Lil Wayne desperately needs special treatment. Maybe it’s time for him to give up on the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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Lil Wayne thinks the Thunder denying him tickets has to do with racism

In the latest with “Weezygate,” the unofficial title I just gave the pointless debacle involving Lil Wayne and the Thunder, the rapper is saying his denial of seats by the team before Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals has to do with race. Even though Kevin Durant and James Harden have already offered up tickets to him, Lil Wayne thinks that wouldn’t fix the problem.

“That’s not the point, though,” he told The AP on Friday. ”It’s the players stepping up but of course the players aren’t white. I don’t want to be sitting there on behalf of you and I’m sitting next to a (person) that’s like ‘I don’t want this (guy) sitting next to me.’ (Forget) you. … I’m in Forbes,” he added, laughing.

Whoa, whoa, Lil Wayne. Let’s pump the brakes for second here. The team said it simply did not have any seats available at courtside, where you purportedly wanted to sit. Sounds like reasonable enough logic to me. The Thunder are a hot ticket in Oklahoma. Seats are hard to come by for a lot of people.

And before you accuse the people of Oklahoma City of being racist, think of how this makes you look: A filthy rich celebrity — remember: he’s in Forbes! — throwing a tantrum and taking it to a silly racial level all just because he wasn’t given something really expensive for free. You’re in Forbes, so I’m sure you can afford to buy the seats if you really wanted them.

And, oh, by the way, since Lil Wayne tweeted “Go Spurs!” OKC is 2-0. Maybe the Thunder need Lil Wayne to hate them.

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