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LeBron James clapped back at social media trolls cracking jokes about his "geriatric" Los Angeles Lakers teammates.

After being knocked out of the NBA playoffs in the first round, the Lakers rebuilt the team by trading nearly every player.

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The Lakers sent forward Kyle Kuzma, guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, backup center Montrezl Harrell and a first-round pick to Washington in exchange for star guard Russell Westbrook (pictured above).

Westbrook, 35, forms the Lakers Big 3 -- alongside LeBron, 36, and center Anthony Davis, 28.

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The Lakers also signed 37-year-old free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony, left, to a one-year deal at the league minimum salary.

Social media trolls clowned the new Lakers as the oldest team in the league.

LeBron clapped back, telling critics to "keep talking about my squad, our ages, the way he plays... we're past our time in this league, etc etc etc."

He added: "Do me one favor PLEASE!!!! And I mean PLEASE!!! Keep that same narrative ENERGY when it begins! That's all I ask. #ThankYou."

LeBron is very sensitive to any form of criticism.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be revamping their roster by trading their aging assets to appease superstar LeBron James, who still has not committed to staying with the team after this season. In all, the Cavs traded away six players in exchange for four players and one draft pick.

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The sports world is buzzing today about the dismantling of the NBA's Boston Celtics. The team's stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were traded to the Brooklyn Nets, while their coach Doc Rivers is heading to the Los Angeles Clippers.

ESPN's Bill Simmons took Rivers' departure unusually hard during a mini meltdown on ESPN's live coverage of the NBA draft.

"I would like to call him a idiot but I'm too classy for that, said Rivers, responding to Simmons' comment that Rivers "quit" on the Celtics.

The last time I checked, this was still a free country where a coach has the freedom to accept a $21 million contract to take his talents to another team.

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