Daryl Morey Hits LeBron With Sarcastic Retort Over Play-In Comments

Daryl Morey seems to have no issues with the play-in games.

BYAlexander Cole
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With the Los Angeles Lakers struggling right now, it is looking somewhat likely that they will have to participate in a play-in game in order to get into the playoffs. The play-in round is something that LeBron James advocated for last season when the league had to go to the Orlando bubble. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, however, LeBron isn't a big fan of the idea and he wants the league to put a stop to it. "Whoever came up with that s--- needs to be fired," he told Dave McMenamin.

Well, not everyone is on board with LeBron's comments, including Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Daryl Morey. Responding to LeBron on Twitter, Morey said "I can't believe the NBA hastily implemented a change that makes games more interesting and meaningful."

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While not everyone agrees with Morey, pretty well everyone can admit the hypocrisy LeBron displayed on Sunday night. The Lakers should have never been in this position to begin with although all they have to do to get themselves out of it, is start winning again. It really is as simple as that.

As for the future of the play-in round, it remains to be seen if the NBA will keep this going for years to come.

Daryl Morey Hits LeBron With Sarcastic Retort Over Play-In Comments
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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.