LeBron James knows how to make an entrance – and we’re not just talking about the “taking his talents to wherever” and then his arrival. Not this time. Nope. Rather, the arguable G.O.A.T. of the National Basketball Association, out with a groin injury, made his way into the Staples Center with a confident stride that reflected his swag while sippin’ on some red wine.
OK, there’s going to be a lot of naysayers and haters on this one probably, but LeBron James is no stranger to controversy, and he’s also not the kind of person to make a rash decision or take any kind of action that would be detrimental to himself or his brand. So, his latest move — walking into work holding a cup of red wine—is something that is meant for us sports fans and basketball enthusiasts to understand.
LeBron showed up to the game with a glass of wine 😂🍷 pic.twitter.com/MA9mY3GXUz— ESPN (@espn) December 29, 2018
What exactly is the message? Well, we would surmise, based on a year full of LeBron James continuing to dominate basketball, speaking out on social justice, and even starting his own school for prospective youth, that the King is once again making a royal decree while also letting his intentions be known – that he is a human being.
This message is simple, and we must understand that LeBron is not an ignorant man, he would have to know that there would be scrutiny of his wine sippin’ coming into a game despite his not playing, so one could venture that there’s a message behind it, and it’s one of simplicity but truth: he’s human and human beings drink, and some drink wine. Obviously, he does. Red wine at that. But also, that he is LeBron James and that he doesn’t mind stepping outside of the box, being vulnerable in the sense of simultaneously showing himself as pure human, but also, to a degree, that he can do this because he is on another level, that he is LeBron James, and that he has earned a certain kind of stature that warrants him doing some things that others may not dare to do.
Needless to say, it’s an interesting image to see, and so it definitely makes for an interesting story. Here, here to the King… Long live King James.