Austin Reaves' heart sank as he looked at his phone after the Los Angeles Lakers game against New Orleans in March.
One of his old Facebook posts resurfaced and was shared across the internet. "I saw that 'SportsCenter' posted this"; Reaves told FOX Sports. "I was like 'S---'
In 2012, when Reaves was 13, he posted a meme that read, "When I need some quiet, I put my phone on LeBron mode, with no ringtone."
In the background is a photo of five-time champion Kobe Bryant shrugging. (LeBron James was only months away from winning his first of four world titles.)
Now Reaves was in the same dressing room as James, the superstar who had taken him under his wing. Reaves decided to break the embarrassing news himself.
Game 5 takes place on Wednesday at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. Game 6 will take place on Friday night at the Crypto.com Arena if desired.
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