LeBron James awoke from his pre-game nap to a huge development in the NFL world.
The football team in Washington is officially now the ... Washington Football Team. The name is temporary for the 2020 season while the franchise works on a legitimate one to replace its old name. And the Los Angeles Lakers superstar couldn’t help but joke about it.
Just waking back up from my pregame nap to see about The Washington Football team??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Is that real?? No way! Oh man they had a thorough intense long board meeting about that one huh. 🥴🤦🏾♂️— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 23, 2020
James pokes fun at ‘thorough’ Washington review
“Just waking back up from my pregame nap to see about The Washington Football team??? Is that real?? No way! Oh man they had a thorough intense long board meeting about that one huh.”
Washington owner Dan Snyder first announced in early July, after financial pressure from sponsors and partners, that the team would undergo a “thorough review” of its name. The announcement to ditch it came early last week.
In Snyder’s defense of the temporary name, it’s a long process to rebrand a professional sports team. And the NFL season, if it starts on time during the COVID-19 pandemic, is seven weeks away.
Count Kevin Durant as a fan
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant got in on the conversation and gave James a disapproving look about the joke.
WE BACK!! 😂😂— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 23, 2020
Durant is an avid fan of the Washington football team and gave the fire emojis to a post recommending the name change to “Washington Red Wolves.” He was presented a game ball by Snyder in 2014 and has been seen at games over the years.
Sports world reacts to ‘Washington Football Team’
But the decision to name a football team “football team” is still unreal and Twitter had fun with it.
Dez Bryant, who is still a free agent, isn’t a fan of the name and even went so far as to say he’s now worried a football season isn’t to be this year.
Who you play for? The Washington football team.. naw that ain’t it 😂— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 23, 2020
For some reason that alone makes me feel it won’t be a football season.. I’m sad seriously
No disrespect to Washington football team but that’s a soul crusher not to have a football name— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 23, 2020
They had all that time and came up with, “Washington Football Team”..— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) July 23, 2020
The Washington football team damn that’s the last thing I was expecting 😂🤣— Oshane Ximines (@OshaneXimines) July 23, 2020
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