Jonas Valanciunas Clowns LeBron James In Lithuania

Seems that there's a simmering beef that's been brewing for years between LeBron James and Jonas Valanciunas. The New Orleans Pelicans center had a little fun at LeBron's expense during a charades event in Lithuania:

Valanciunas mockingly made the crying motion with his fists around his eyes to act out the word "LeBron."

It likely all stems from this moment in 2015, when Valanciunas, then with the Toronto Raptors, tackled James in the lane. 

LeBron wasn't too pleased, and even slapped away Valanciunas's helping hand. James later vowed to better "protect" himself. He said at the time, "I got to protect myself a little bit more, too. ... I don't want to get too much involved in it because I don't want to cry about it, but it's a lot of plays that are just not basketball plays."

Let's assume that Valanciunas did take that as "crying", based on his little Lithuanian charade. 

LeBron, by the way, did get his revenge on the Raptors' center the next season, probably adding to Valanciunas's fire. 

An elbow to the stomach will definitely keep a beef brewing.

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