Game: 2007 ALDS, Game 1
Date: Oct. 4, 2007
Who LeBron was rooting for: Yankees
LeBron could do no wrong in Cleveland now. But that wasn’t always the case.
In 2007, when LeBron was just 22 and the city hadn’t won a championship since Jim Brown was playing for the Browns, he caused an uproar by rocking a Yankees cap to Jacobs Field for a Yankees-Indians ALDS game. LeBron has been a Yankees fan since he was a kid, and was lambasted by many for going against his hometown team—let alone crossing them for the Yankees. The Indians won 12-3 that night and eventually won the series, thus beginning the LeBron James Curse.