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How LeBron James is again stirring up social media before Game 2 of the NBA Finals

Cavaliers forward LeBron James is again causing a social media reaction with his pregame wardrobe Sunday. Cleveland faces the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Cavaliers forward LeBron James is again causing a social media reaction with his pregame wardrobe Sunday. Cleveland faces the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland. The Associated Press

LeBron James is at it again.

The Cleveland Cavaliers forward went with a suit jacket and shorts look upon arriving at Oracle Arena on Sunday for Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, just as he did for Game 1 on Thursday.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LeBron is at it again with the suit shorts <a href="https://t.co/re607yVbND">pic.twitter.com/re607yVbND</a></p>&mdash; ESPN (@espn) <a href="https://twitter.com/espn/status/1003396797325283330?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Instead of dressy shoes and dark-colored socks, he went with white basketball shoes and red crew socks. He also added a hoodie to the overall look.

The wardrobe was a bit changed, but not the reaction on Twitter:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Shorts with a suit got me like. <a href="https://t.co/rVa5R7PW5B">pic.twitter.com/rVa5R7PW5B</a></p>&mdash; Steph da GOAT (@dubsfan_james) <a href="https://twitter.com/dubsfan_james/status/1003402131746050049?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">He might need to stop wearing those. Seems like bad luck! </p>&mdash; #1SportsMom (@alimlou) <a href="https://twitter.com/alimlou/status/1003406472867385344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">THERE ISNT ONE BECAUSE YOU SHOULD NOT WEAR SHORTS OR A HOODIE WITH A SUIT. I HOPE THE CAVALIERS NEVER MAKE IT BACK TO THE FINALS. IM BANDWAGONING GOLDEN STATE SOLELY BECAUSE OF THIS. IM SO AMGRY IM WRITING IN ALL CAPS, THIS IS TWICE HE&#39;S PULLED THIS NONSENSE.</p>&mdash; Michael A. Cantu (@MCantuKCBD) <a href="https://twitter.com/MCantuKCBD/status/1003402084853669889?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">. Might want to try pants after the last game</p>&mdash; Rod (@rshep350) <a href="https://twitter.com/rshep350/status/1003401872684830720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If <a href="https://twitter.com/KingJames?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KingJames</a> keeps on wearing shorts with a suit I might have to start rooting against him. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CavsWarriors?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CavsWarriors</a></p>&mdash; Emery (@emery4287) <a href="https://twitter.com/emery4287/status/1003401515388682241?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Athletes try way too hard to be trend setters. Just play the game hard and carry yourself with class people.</p>&mdash; Ray (@SportsFourLifer) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsFourLifer/status/1003403502213844993?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

James did have some who admired the look.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"> <a href="https://t.co/jvR2U8LV7q">pic.twitter.com/jvR2U8LV7q</a></p>&mdash; El Snacko (@snackdaddee) <a href="https://twitter.com/snackdaddee/status/1003406540861313031?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Let it be known, you can only do this when you have Lebron James money <a href="https://t.co/6bDWT59znf">https://t.co/6bDWT59znf</a></p>&mdash; Marcus D Sessoms (@MachoMan_Marcus) <a href="https://twitter.com/MachoMan_Marcus/status/1003402423103361028?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Guess he figured they almost or should have won with that combo so why not give it another go. I&#39;m wearing the same thing today when we won WCF Game 6 and 7, and Finals Game 1. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/supersitions?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#supersitions</a></p>&mdash; mr.jnelly (@Scottie_Pimppen) <a href="https://twitter.com/Scottie_Pimppen/status/1003401555196796928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I think <a href="https://twitter.com/KingJames?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KingJames</a> is the only guy in the world that could pull of suit shorts. Maybe David Beckham because he drips swag</p>&mdash; Lorenz Velasco (@Lorenz_Velasco) <a href="https://twitter.com/Lorenz_Velasco/status/1003401349004812288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

It looks as if one of his opponents may have been inspired by the look. Warriors forward Draymond Green also arrived for Game 2 with a jacket-and-shorts outfit.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Looks like Draymond got the suit shorts memo. <a href="https://t.co/ZSJQHyMasb">pic.twitter.com/ZSJQHyMasb</a></p>&mdash; ESPN (@espn) <a href="https://twitter.com/espn/status/1003405716907003904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 3, 2018</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 

Game 2 of the NBA Finals tips off at 5 p.m. on ABC.

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