It was just last week that mixed martial arts star Chael P. Sonnen ripped Miami Heat superstar LeBron James on The Jim Rome Show. Sonnen made it very clear that he was no fan of LeBron and even decided to call him a “dork”, but that was nothing compared to how Sonnen laid in to King James when he spoke with our friends at Bleacher Report.
Sonnen’s shots at LeBron seemed to come out of nowhere, but he detailed LeBron’s attitude during a UFC event to B/R’s Jeremy Botter that led to his dislike for the NBA star. Of course, this is Chael Sonnen, so remember that the details will be embelished.
Let me tell you a story about LeBron. He asked the UFC for tickets for my fight against Anderson Silva. We sit the guy front row, and all through the night he snubs our fans. He’s a guest in our house and he refuses to sign any autographs or take any pictures unless your cup size was later in the alphabet than he was able to learn.
I had a UFC employee tell me he saw a mother wheel her handicapped child up to him to get a picture. Lebron was walking towards them. When he reached the kid, the mother stopped the wheelchair. Lebron took the wheelchair, wheeled it out of the way and kept walking.
Next time I see him he will shake that little boy’s hand, even if I have to break his arm off and take it to the boy.
Now we have a bit of a better understanding of why Sonnen is no fan of LeBron, but he didn’t stop taking shots throughout the interview. Subjects like his hairline, his mother, the heart of NBA players and the NSA were all in bounds for Sonnen’s interview. Quite frankly, we are happy.
Here are a few of the greatest quotes from the interview:
- His hair went North, his talents went South, and his mother went West.
- I’ve seen more heart in the kids playing on the cul-de-sac than in the NBA. So where does that leave us?
- There’s a few great websites I frequent, but we’ll leave that between me and the NSA.
You have to check out Botter’s entire interview with LeBron over at Bleacher Report. In typical Chael P. fashion, you will be entertained.