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Terrible Towel Tales: LeBron James says the Lakers are ‘like the Pittsburgh Steelers’

Steelers news and commentary for Sunday, November 5

Los Angeles Lakers v Orlando Magic Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images

Welcome to the Terrible Towel Tales, where we’ll highlight some of the latest stories permeating Steelers media for your reading pleasure every Monday through Saturday. In today’s news…

LeBron James Says Lakers ‘Are Like the Pittsburgh Steelers’ After Loss vs. Magic | Erin Walsh, Bleacher Report

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James compared the Purple and Gold’s early season struggles to the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers following a 120-101 blowout loss to the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.

“We’re like the Pittsburgh Steelers right now,” James said. “The Pittsburgh Steelers right now have not out-gained or out-scored any of their opponents in this season right now and yet they’ve got a winning record.”

NFL Reinstates Former Steelers WR Martavis Bryant | Noah Strackbein, Sports Illustrated

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martvavis Bryant is attempting an NFL comeback after the league reinstated him following a lengthy suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Bryant has been out of the league since 2018 due to multiple suspensions for failed drug tests. The Steelers’ former fourth-round pick spent the 2014-2017 seasons in Pittsburgh, catching 126 passes for 1,917 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Sources: Steelers’ Diontae Johnson fined $25K for ripping refs | Brooke Pryor, ESPN

Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson was fined $25,000 for his postgame comments ripping the officiating after his team’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 29, league sources confirmed to ESPN.

Johnson, who wasn’t included in the initial list of fines in the weekly gameday accountability report released Saturday, questioned the integrity of the officials, asserting they wanted the Jaguars to win.