Lakers' LeBron James Mocked by Pelicans' Jonas Valanciunas During Game of Charades

Erin WalshJuly 20, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - APRIL 24: Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives with the ball against the Phoenix Suns during Game Four of the Western Conference First Round NBA Playoffs at the Smoothie King Center on April 24, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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New Orleans Pelicans big man Jonas Valanciunas took a shot at Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James during a television appearance in his native Lithuania.

During a game of charades, Valanciunas mocked James, rubbing his eyes as if he were crying before pretending to fall to the floor after being touched lightly, implying he considers James a complainer and a flopper.

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Considering James has four NBA titles and could win more before retiring, he likely won't be too upset by the actions of Valanciunas, who has yet to win a championship in his 10 seasons.

At least Valanciunas may have bragging rights over James for now as the Pelicans reached the playoffs last season while James and the Lakers missed the postseason after a disappointing campaign.

However, the Purple and Gold are looking at all of their options to improve this summer and still have James and eight-time All-Star and 2020 NBA champ Anthony Davis and could make a deep playoff run in 2022-23.