LeBron James might be the best player on the planet, but even he forgets to wear the right shorts to games sometimes.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have now been on ABC’s Primetime game of the weeks twice in the few short weeks it’s been part of the schedule — so you’d think he’d be ready for the show by now. But you’d be very much mistaken, as LeBron still isn’t dressed property for the primetime ball.
In what has to be one of the weirdest things we’ve seen in a while, LeBron showed up to Saturday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs with the wrong shorts on.
It wasn’t subtle.
Naturally, this led to an onslaught of Space Jam jokes about Bugs Bunny and company trying to get LeBron his shorts like they tried to break in and steal Michael Jordan’s. The real question is which equipment manager is going to get fired over this? Also, let’s be happy that Blake Griffin wasn’t given the wrong shorts, as we all saw what happened with his equipment manager this past week.
In all seriousness though, LeBron James showing up to this game in a different uniform than his teammates might be the most perfect LeBron in Cleveland metaphor we’ve ever seen. He’s the black sheep after the David Blatt saga and showing up dressed differently than the team is only going to help the coach killing loner narrative along even further.