LeBron Runs With The Hurricanes

Posted by jstevrtc on August 26th, 2010

Celebrities of all types have always been associated with college basketball. Just in the past few years, we’ve seen the likes of President Obama playing pickup at North Carolina and taking in a game at Georgetown; Michael Jordan’s been known to practice with the Tar Heels every so often; Ashley Judd considers herself Kentucky Fan #1, and last season John Calipari had the likes of Magic Johnson, Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Tomlin, and Drake showing up at Rupp Arena. Calipari’s association with LeBron James specifically ticked some people off. There are certainly more examples, and whether they admit it or not, coaches with such connections like it when musicians, actors, or athletes bring a little celebrity juice to their programs.

LeBron will probably make a few appearances at Miami's Convocation Center.

That last one, though, may have now found a new crew with which to play. The AP reported earlier today that James joined in some “informal scrimmaging” with the Miami Hurricanes, some of whom hadn’t been notified that he was coming, let alone bringing along the likes of fellow Heat members Udonis Haslem, Mike Miller, and Patrick Beverley, and Chris Paul from the Hornets. According to the AP report (via ESPN.com), NBA players who live in Florida often work out with the team, but this was James’ first visit to “The U.” LeBron’s assessment via Twitter: “Just left ‘The U’ hooping with the team….Great runs! Needed that.”

Messrs. Williams, Thompson, and Calipari — it’s your move. Who’s got Clooney’s number?

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3 Responses to “LeBron Runs With The Hurricanes”

  1. WakeFan says:

    Not too happy about CP3 helping out another ACC team.

    I doubt Lebron and such would come to Winston Salem…

  2. rtmsf says:

    WakeFan, after what CP2 did to Wake in 2005, are you actually surprised?

  3. WakeFan says:

    CP3 has remained close to the program, even to Skip Prosser while he was alive. With the new coaching regime, I don’t know if that’s still the case or not. Winston Salem continues to be his hometown; he is seen on campus every once in a while; he holds numerous charity events in the area; his espn homecoming was in Wait Chapel here on campus; and he runs a guard camp every year in downtown W-S. Most Wake fans understand why he left Wake, and it’s unfortunate that a few fans are so selfish as to expect him to put the good of Wake Forest over his own personal good. Every indication remains that he is still considers himself a Demon Deacon. This is curious though.

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