Last night the dismantling and destruction of the Boston Celtics by the Cleveland Cavaliers finally concluded after a 135-102 Cavs win. But please don't let the score fool you, it wasn't even that close. Game was over about 5 minutes into the first. But hey, the Celtics did had the Cavs their only loss of the playoffs to this point!
I'll get more into the C's autopsy after, but this is all about Lebron postgame.
In a postgame interview Lebron was talking about all the things he did growing up to be like Mike (Michael Jordan). Whether it be shooting fadeaways at young age, or wearing similar on court accessories. You don't hear the question in the clip but I'm guessing something was brought up about Lebron passing MJ as the all time leading playoff scorer.
You know what? I'll just let you watch this one for yourself.
Now I don't know about his baldness being "post-career" because even after 14 years his career has shown no signs of slowing down. The same can not be said for his rapidly fading hairline.
I hate to give Lebron any credit, on or off the court, but this was a pretty funny line coming from him. Just on pure shock factor alone. I've never heard him mention his hair before. Now that I think about it he was actually kind of funny in that Trainwreck movie too. But 99.9% of the time it's nothing but Lebron hate from me. Never in a million years did I expect him to shit on his horrible hairline, that has been very well documented for what feels like a decade now.
While he still may be a little in the dark if he thinks his baldness will be "post-career" since it started in like 2009 it was just nice to see the guy who takes himself wayyyy too seriously make fun of himself. See how easy it is to make yourself seem semi-likable, if even for a moment?
Until now I honestly didn't even know for a fact if Lebron knew he was going bald. Felt nice to get some closure. I feel like everybody he's ever talked to since he was about 14 years old has just said yes to whatever he asks, so it wouldn't shock me if he had asked someone in his crew (can't say posse because apparently that's racist) about his hair and told him he has perfect waves. Just refreshing to see Lebron poke a little fun at himself.
Honestly I don't know why Lebron hasn't done anything about it yet. I mean he has all the money he'll ever need, definitely could get some good plugs. Or just say fuck it, and rock the bald head. We all know he could. Black dudes can always pull off the bald look. It's a strong, powerful look. Us whiteys just look like we have cancer.
However the winner of the clip might actually be Tristian Thompson. His reactions to Lebron is gold, definitely the first time he's ever heard Lebron be a little self deprecating.
Best one by a mile