When you're LeBron James you take the good with the bad. Sure you're worth about $450 million dollars (give or take a shit-ton) but with it come jokes about your hair, and the fact that you've only won two championships, and some other dumb stuff. Frankly, we think it's worth the pay-off.
But under "other dumb stuff" you could put articles written about you and your minor screw-ups (excluding this one,
of course). Case in point, earlier today LeBron said he used to eat McDonald's during his first several seasons in the league, when he didn't care about technicalities like "being healthy." When asked when he started lifting weights, LeBron said:
"Umm, 24. I ate McDonald's my first couple years in the NBA. I didn't stretch. It didn't matter. I was 18 and I could do whatever I wanted to."
Upon realizing that he's been getting paid checks by McDonald's not to divulge publicly known secrets (Morgan Spurlock did a whole documentary on this, people. And it wasn't exactly a news flash then) LeBron backtracked his moment of candor. After being asked if he still ate at the Golden Arches, he said/lied:
"Every day. Every day. Every day. I had it this morning. Egg and sausage McMuffin. All day."
If nothing else, the moment highlights why athletes speak like robots. Though, nobody would blame you if you felt a little lied to, thanks to ads like these:
[via Business Insider/YouTube]
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