Lakers fans are madly panicking over LeBron James' "cryptic Knicks" tweet

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If there is one thing that LeBron James is great at (besides basketball, of course) it is sending messages via the media. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar is very calculated with everything he says in public, causing fans to dissect every single thing that comes out of his mouth.

This time, it was not something LeBron said but rather something he tweeted that is causing a frenzy with Lakers fans. Last Friday night, LeBron responded to a tweet of an apple with a crown and the Statue of Liberty.

This has caused a social media frenzy. LeBron has been very vocal with his messages to Darvin Ham, and even tweeted a cryptic hourglass earlier in the week. With LeBron trade rumors emerging this week, fans are already on edge and this tweet from LeBron is only making things worse.

To make matters even more complicated, it was reported earlier in the day that Leon Rose of the New York Knicks and Rich Paul of Klutch Sports sat down on Friday to hash out their previous issues. LeBron has shown an affinity for the Knicks, and with there being well-placed trade rumors and a well-placed sit down between Rose and Paul, many are speculating that something could happen.

LeBron James' tweet has some Lakers fans convinced that a Knicks trade will happen

To be fair to all of the fans who panicked over this tweet from LeBron, there has been so much happening that trading LeBron to the Knicks is not inconceivable. Where there is smoke there is fire and there has been a lot of smoke around LeBron over the last few weeks.

All that being said, fans can probably calm down as LeBron's tweet likely is not signaling any kind of trade. Paul already put the LeBron trade rumors to bed and the Lakers are in New York to play the Knicks on Saturday. That lines up with the timing of the tweet more than anything else.

Plus, the initial tweet that LeBron responded to was from the co-creator of "The Show", which is produced by LeBron's production company, SpringHill. This very well could just be teasing a New York-themed episode of the show.

Lakers fans can take a deep breath while Knicks fans can stop dreaming about James in New York. This was not a tweet about the Knicks. It was a tweet about New York City, and seems to be more related to LeBron's off-the-court ventures than his on-court ventures.

But all that being said, it would not be the most shocking thing in the world if LeBron James was a member of the Knicks in eight months time. So at least there is some hope for the Knicks.

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