- The Los Angeles Lakers star has said he will not be paying for the Twitter Blue subscription
- As of April 1st, the platform will begin removing legacy verified checkmarks and users will now be forced to pay $8 for the check
- Elon Musk's sweeping changes has sparked furious resistance from the users
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has vowed to never pay for the Twitter Blue subscription.
Twitter owner Elon Musk recently announced that as of April 1st, 2023, the social platform will begin removing legacy verified checkmarks. For a user to keep a blue checkmark on Twitter, they must sign up for Twitter Blue at a cost of $8 per month.
Musk's new policies have caused a stir ever since he bought Twitter in October last year for $44 billion, per NY Times. Moreover, the billionaire wants organizations to pay $1,000 a month to get verified.
Since buying the platform Musk has implemented several sporadic and sweeping changes, sparking heavy criticism from users.
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However, given his persona as a troll, the whole thing may be a spoof considering it is set to be implemented on April 1st.
James on Twitter Blue
The Lakers took to Twitter to give his thoughts on the impending changes. He said he wasn't going to pay for the subscription.
“Welp guess my blue ✔️ will be gone soon cause if you know me I ain’t paying the 5,” via SI.
NBA's all-time leading scorer is worth $1 billion and can easily afford to pay for the service. James' Lakers are in a fight to make the playoffs.
They are currently 9th in the Western Conference and hope to avoid the play-in tournament.
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LeBron's injuries are mounting
Sports Brief recently reported on LeBron's recent injuries. James is in his 20th NBA season and it seems he is close to exiting the stage.
Father Time appears to be catching up with the Lakers superstar as he nears the end of his basketball career.
He was forced to miss several games in the past seasons because of ankle and groin injuries.