LeBron James got a fiery response from Squid Game creator and director Hwang Dong-hyuk after expressing his dissatisfaction with the series' ending.
LeBron James Didn't Like Squid Game's Ending
NBA players LeBron James and Anthony Davis were among those who watched the South Korean survival series that dominated Netflix for weeks. The duo talked about the series ending in earshot of all the cameras at their postgame media availability after their game against the Golden Warriors.
In their conversation, LeBron said he had already finished the K-drama series but disapproved of its ending.
"Yeah, I did finish it. Did you finish it?" he asked Davis. "You watched it? You done? Yeah, I didn’t like the ending though. No, I know they started off with a season two but like, get on the f--king flight, go see your daughter, bro. Like, what are you doing?"
Squid Game ended with Gi-hun (Lee Jung Jae) was about to board the game to fly to the United States and visit his daughter. However, he saw the salesman (Gong Yoo), who lured him into joining the game. In a bid to save the man and track down the people behind the deadly game competition, Gi-hun decided to cancel his flight.
Squid Game Director Claps Back At LeBron James After His Criticism
Squid Game director Hwang's interview with The Guardian published Tuesday revealed how he responded to LeBron's criticism. He doubled down on his ending and refused to change it.
"Have you seen 'Space Jam 2'?" Hwang said. "LeBron James is cool and can say what he wants. I respect that. I’m very thankful he watched the whole series. But I wouldn’t change my ending. That’s my ending."
"If he has his own ending that would satisfy him, maybe he could make his own sequel. I’ll check it out and maybe send him a message saying, 'I liked your whole show, except the ending,'" he added.
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LeBron Couldn't Believe At Squid Game Director's Response
LeBron James was surprised when he learned about director Hwang's response. He quote-retweeted Sports Illustrated's tweet about it and weighed in on it.
"This can't be real right??!! I hope not," he wrote with multiple laughing emojis.
Twitter users have mixed opinions. Some felt that Hwang was butthurt with James' comment. Others felt that James just shared his opinion about the series and shouldn't be taken in a bad way.
Meanwhile, in the same interview, director Hwang confirmed talking about a potential Squid Game Season 2. According to him, it was inevitable, given how successful the series was. Let's wait for Netflix to announce it officially!