LeBron James diss of Orlando draws responses from Florida city’s mayor, NBA’s Magic
A viral diss by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James against the city of Orlando ,
Florida, drew responses Saturday from the city’s mayor and from the NBA’s Orlando
“You gotta understand anytime I hear ‘Orlando’ right now, I get PTSD,” James said on
the HBO show “The Shop: Uninterrupted,” referring to his three months last summer
in the NBA bubble at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex necessitated by the
He joked that having been in the bubble is the reason he hasn’t taken his young daughter
to Disney World yet – and he also addressed whether he would ever play for the Magic.
“They have no chance” of getting him in a trade, James said. “I’ll just retire. It’s over with.
‘LeBron’s been traded to Orlando.’ ‘LeBron lives in Malibu,’” he joked.
The viral clip was tweeted out by the show with a message that read: “Sorry, Orlando…
it’s nothing personal,” along with a laughing emoji and a crown.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, however, tweeted more seriously that he was certain James
hadn’t experienced the “other half of Orlando during your time in the bubble last