LeBron James — a billionaire — says Elon Musk cannot get him to shell out $8 a month to maintain his Twitter verification … admitting he is just too low cost to cough up the dough.
The brand new Twitter CEO not too long ago introduced main modifications to his social media platform … saying any “legacy” account that wishes to maintain its blue badge should pay beginning April 1 — with just a few exceptions to main corporations.
The transfer has been met with hesitancy for a number of causes — one, the date falls on April Fools Day, and Musk is understood to be a troll … so there’s nonetheless hypothesis it might all be a silly prank. Two, most individuals, LeBron included, do not assume it is value paying almost $100 a yr simply to be verified.
“Welp guess my blue ✔ shall be gone quickly trigger if me I ain’t paying the 5,” LeBron tweeted on Friday.
After all, simply because LeBron’s filthy wealthy does not imply he is obligated to pay up … however it’s fairly attention-grabbing he does not care about sustaining his official standing, contemplating he was focused by trolls when Musk first determined to provide blue checks to anybody who paid for Twitter Blue again in November.
The tip end result was an account pretending to be LeBron making a commerce request from the Lakers … which had NBA Twitter working wild for a cut up second.
In case he actually does lose it, simply bear in mind @KingJames is de facto LeBron. Test or no test.