A recent online resurgence of an aged photograph featuring the foot of NBA icon LeBron James is captivating the online community once again.
With 21 seasons of intense basketball under his belt, the wear and tear on James’ body has become a topic of discussion. Shared by the @CreepyOrg account on X (formerly Twitter), the image has stirred conversation across the internet, amassing over 2.8 million views since its Tuesday posting.
Originally surfaced in a 2013 Reddit post, the foot photo is gaining renewed attention, with viewers expressing heightened reactions. Many are remarking on the apparent discomfort and categorizing it as the stuff of nightmares. One sympathetic fan remarked, “Omg, that looks like it did hurt at some point.”
This resurfaced image has sparked questions and concerns, with one viewer asking, “WTF? How can playing basketball cause that? Do all NBA players have feet like that?” Another, clearly affected, shared, “Now I cannot sleep,” alluding to the unsettling nature of the image.
NBA player Lebron James feet from years of playing professional basketball pic.twitter.com/DbJl9yBUjB
— Creepy.org (@CreepyOrg) February 6, 2024
The conversation took a lighthearted turn, with humorous remarks like “That pinky toe is holding on for dear life” and “All that money and no toe separators?” One viewer playfully suggested, “It looks like he lost his pinky toe in some accident and then just glued it back on sideways.”
Adding to the jest, a user humorously commented on James’ interlocking toes, saying, “Them toes throwing up every gang sign.”
On a more critical note, a blunt comment read: “I’m gonna pretend that I did not see them crusty, dusty ass crossed toes. His feet look like they’re trying to trap the funk in-between the cracks and crevices.” However, a sports enthusiast, acknowledging the physical toll athletes endure, expressed, “The price of greatness. While we enjoy the game, players put their body through grueling demand to get to the top. Enjoy them play while it lasts.” Another sympathetic fan shared, “The things they go through to give us mind-blowing performance. These and many more are the sacrifices they make, but we only see the fun part. That’s life.”
In praise of James’ achievements, some wrote, “That’s a championship foot right there” and “This is what we call a side effect of a successful career, it’s cause and effect.”
Amidst the banter, sports enthusiasts raised valid concerns about the impact of playing high-impact sports and the potential adverse effects, questioning whether it’s worth it, especially in terms of sponsorship obligations and specific footwear choices.