LOOK: LeBron James Rocks a 'Kermit Drinking Tea' Hat to Send a Message to the Golden State Warriors Heading into Game 7

LeBron James's hat ahead of Game 7 of the NBA Finals is a direct shot at the Golden State Warriors.

Love it or hate it, there's no denying that LeBron James is the king of subliminal messaging. Whether he's unfollowing the Cavs' Twitter account midway through the season or wearing a shirt with "The Undertaker" on it ahead of a do-or-die Game 5 of the NBA Finals, LeBron knows how to grab onto a moment and make it infinitely bigger without saying a single word.

That trend continued when LeBron strolled into a Cavs shootaround on Saturday rocking a hat that featured the popular "Kermit sipping tea" meme, which has been an Internet favorite for a few years now.  The image features Kermit the Frog, the face of The Muppets, sipping a cup of tea as he takes on some sort of popular opinion or falsity and turns it on its head. Her are a few examples:

Kermit meme

Warriors players have poked and prodded LeBron throughout these 2016 NBA Finals, from Klay Thompson saying that LeBron "got his feelings hurt" by Draymond Green to Klay's father branding LeBron a "whiner." Add to that the popular sentiment throughout this season that Steph Curry had surpassed LeBron as the best player in the NBA, and there's been a lot of negativity surrounding one of the best players ever to set foot on a basketball court.

LeBron's hat sent a silent message to Steph, his teammates and all the people who had jumped on the dis LeBron bandwagon. After dropping 41 points in two games in a row to bring the Cavs back from the brink of elimination, the 4-time MVP could be imagining the meme his hat could transform into, a meme telling NBA fans all over, "don't forget about me just yet." Perhaps something like this:

LeBron James meme

Game 7 is tonight. Buckle up, folks.


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