The impersonations follow the official rollout of the Twitter Blue subscription option. The service allows users to pay a $7.99 monthly fee for the blue check mark verification. Spoof accounts began noticeably appearing on the platform on Nov. 9. The account claiming to be LeBron James stirred the Twittersphere after tweeting that the NBA icon was "requesting a trade". "I am officially requesting a trade. Thank you #LakersNation for all the support through the years.", Via Fake LeBron James Twitter Account.