LeBron James Shut Down a Heckler in the Most Savage Way Possible: TRAINA THOUGHTS

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1. This is not a good time for LeBron James haters.

They thought the China controversy would do permanent damage to the King's reputation. It hasn't. 

They thought, after the Lakers opening-night debacle against the Clippers, that James would be in for another long season. Wrong. 

And they thought at age 34, after much wear and tear, that LeBron's game would finally drop several levels. It won't.

James recorded his third straight triple-double (30 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) in a 118-112 win against the Bulls on Tuesday night. It was L.A.'s sixth straight win as LeBron became the first Lakers player to notch three straight triple-doubles since Magic Johnson had four in a row in 1987.

After the victory, the future Hall of Famer let everyone know he's heard the haters loud and clear.

LeBron wasn't just doing work on the court Tuesday night. He also destroyed a heckler inside the United Center, casually telling him that his lady was embarrassed to be with him.

Clearly, the King is taking no prisoners during #RevengeSeason and every NBA fan, whether they like LeBron or not, should be grateful because he's still the greatest show on Earth.

2. FYI, Clemson would beat Penn State by 20-plus points.

3. Here's Mike Francesa explaining his bizarre departure from WFAN's afternoon drive-time slot. I say, "bizarre," because Francesa just came back to the station in May 2018 after leaving in December 2017. I say "bizarre" because he has an older-skewing audience and he's going to a streaming-only company. I say bizarre because he's supposedly still going to be with WFAN in some role even though he just announced he's stepping away from his regular gig.

4. This should come as no surprise to anyone who follows the WWE and the NFL, but Rob Gronkowski's all-time favorite wrestler is Val Venus.

5. Black Ops, fantasy football and jewelry were just a few of the topics Cowboys players discussed while they were mic'd up during their win against the Giants on Monday night.

6. The latest SI Media Podcast is a good one featuring two guests. First up is Andrew Siciliano of DirecTV's RedZone Channel, who was nice enough to come on after I had said I wasn't a fan of RedZone, which was extremely classy. Siciliano talked about understanding why some people might not be a fan of RedZone, he explained what his Sundays are like, revealed what his ideal 1 p.m. vs. 4 p.m. breakdown would be and more.

Following Siciliano, WWE's Renee Young joined the podcast to discuss her new, weekly FS1 show, WWE Backstage. She also talked about why her run as a Monday Night Raw commentator was a "disaster," what it's like to be married to someone who works for WWE's competition and much more.

You can listen to the podcast below or download it on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play.

7. RANDOM YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE DAY: No matter what happens in this world, you can always count on local news to provide ridiculous clips on a regular basis.

Be sure to catch up on past editions of Traina Thoughts and check out the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina on iTunes, Spotify or Google Play. You can also follow Jimmy on Twitter and Instagram.