An intrepid reporter tried to dig deeper for information during yesterday’s press availability, asking James for his favorite scene, moment, phrase or quote from the heavily quoted film franchise. In doing so, the journalist may have blown the lid off a major scandal.
After hearing James struggle to provide a responsive answer, it’s hard to believe he’s ever once seen a Godfather movie, let alone been mainlining them for inspiration.
“Uh, um … There’s so many different phrases,” he said. “And too many different lines in that movie to just categorize one.”
The reporter turned up the heat and pressed the Cavs star for detail — any detail, anything to prove he has a working knowledge of the trilogy’s general plot.
“I mean, each movie is nine hours long,” a flustered James said. “What do you want me to do? There’s so many. I don’t know. I’ll let you pick one.”
These are not the words of a man who is passionate about a piece of art. They are the words of an 9th grader trying to fake his way through an oral book report.
Look, I love LeBron and have defended him from unwarranted criticism for years.
But if he did, in fact, brazenly embellish his love for a beloved film franchise, that’s it for me. I’m out.
Some would suggest the very fact that James’ Godfather fandom becoming a three-day story is proof that there’s too much time between NBA Finals games but they’d be wrong. Two off days is barely enough to scratch the surface of this important issue. The real shame is that tonight’s action will make everyone forget this developing situation.
Stay woke, sheeple.