Despite a Twitter storm and rumors circulating around the interwebs, LeBron James did not have a secret meeting with Miami Heat President Pat Riley last week.
One news website even ran with the rumors, using photoshopped Tweets from Sun-Sentinel reporter Omar Kelly as a source.
Kelly quickly came out and set the record straight about the Tweets:
Please look at the lengths people will go to trying to destroy my credibility. This is totally FAKE, but well done. pic.twitter.com/JyODF11MQs
— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) March 10, 2016
— Josh Baumgard (@joshbaumgard) March 10, 2016
James had been in Miami for a few day mini-vacation last week to workout with his former Heat teammate Dwyane Wade and enjoy the warm weather.
Many people started speculating that the visit meant something a little more serious and that James could perhaps be planning on returning to play in South Florida.
“What do I go there for? Go there ’cause I want to,” James said in an interview last week according to ESPN. “I would love to go to L.A., but I’ll take 2½ [hour flight] over 4½. I’ve got a house in L.A., but it makes more sense for me to go south than go west. But I go because I want to.”
But the moral to this story yet again is to not believe everything that you read online.
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