Is It True That Elon Musk Bans LeBron James From Twitter After He Refuses To Pay For Twitter Blue?:-Despite being a billionaire, LeBron James is known for his frugality when it comes to spending money, even though he holds the record for the most points scored in NBA history?
On Friday, the 38-year-old basketball superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James, took to Twitter to announce that he won’t be subscribing to Elon Musk’s Twitter Blue, even if it means losing his blue verification check mark on April 1st.
In a tweet to his 52.8 million followers, LeBron James stated that he won’t be paying the $5 fee for Twitter Blue, saying “Welp guess my blue ✔ will be gone soon ’cause if you know me I ain’t paying the 5.”
It’s worth noting that the subscription fee for Twitter Blue is actually $8 per month, not $5 as stated earlier. However, this detail may not be significant to LeBron James, who has previously acknowledged that he is “the cheapest guy in the NBA.”
During an interview with Rachel Nichols of ESPN in 2017, LeBron James responded to his then-teammate Dwyane Wade’s claim about his frugality, stating that it was “so, so, so falsely true.”
“I’m not turning on data roaming. I’m not buying no apps,” James said. “I still got Pandora with commercials.”
“You know you’re rich, right?” Nichols countered.
“I’m not paying for it,” James said. “I’m not paying.”
LeBron James has had a successful 20-year career in the NBA, earning a total of $431 million according to data from Spotrac. This season alone, he has earned $44.4 million. Additionally, Forbes estimates that he has made nearly $900 million in endorsements since joining the league in 2003, before taxes.
LeBron James’ reputation for being frugal is widely recognized, and he even played up to it when he portrayed himself in the 2015 comedy film “Trainwreck,” starring Amy Schumer.
One memorable scene from “Trainwreck” features LeBron James dining at a restaurant with Bill Hader’s character. In the scene, James insists on splitting the check before revealing that he forgot his wallet, highlighting his well-known tendency towards frugality.
In the scene from the 2015 movie “Trainwreck,” LeBron James, who plays himself in the film, is dining at a restaurant with Bill Hader’s character, Aaron.
James insists on splitting the check with Aaron before revealing that he forgot his wallet. This scene is a humorous nod to James’ well-known reputation for being frugal despite his immense wealth.
James has spoken publicly about his frugal habits, including driving a Kia instead of a luxury car and wearing a $500,000 watch to a press conference that he received as a gift rather than purchasing it himself.
These habits have helped him to maintain financial stability despite his high income and have become a source of inspiration for fans who admire his responsible approach to money management.
During the scene in “Trainwreck,” James explains his reluctance to pay for the meal by saying, “I don’t know how long this could last. Anything could happen. I don’t want to end up like MC Hammer,” referencing the famous rapper who went bankrupt after overspending in the 1990s.
Earlier this month, Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, revealed that the social media platform would be removing “legacy verified” check marks on April 1st in an effort to encourage more users to subscribe to Twitter Blue.
Elon Musk has announced that Twitter’s “For You” recommendation tab will only feature Twitter Blue subscribers going forward and that only paid users will have access to creating polls on the platform. To access these features, users will need to subscribe to Twitter Blue for $8 per month.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, announced on his Twitter account that Twitter’s “For You” recommendation tab will only feature Twitter Blue subscribers going forward.
This means that only those users who have subscribed to Twitter’s premium service, Twitter Blue, will be able to access the “For You” tab and see personalized content recommendations based on their interests and activity on the platform.
Furthermore, Musk also announced that creating polls on the platform will also be a feature exclusive to Twitter Blue subscribers. This means that only paid users will be able to create polls on Twitter, while non-subscribers will only be able to participate in polls created by others.
To access these features, users will need to subscribe to Twitter Blue for $8 per month. Twitter Blue is a premium subscription service that offers additional features such as an undo tweet option, bookmark folders, and reader mode.
This announcement by Elon Musk has generated mixed reactions among Twitter users, with some criticizing the move for limiting access to certain features only to those who can afford to pay, while others believe it could help reduce spam and increase the quality of content on the platform.
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