LeBron James flew out to Los Angeles for #PremiereWeek on The Ellen Show and was coerced by Ellen DeGeneres into playing a drinking game based on throwing crumpled paper balls into Roomba-mounted roving wastebaskets.
Due to wonky scoring, James ended up having four shots of vodka versus just one-and-a-sip for the host. James looked less than enthused in having to down shots two through four.
LEBRON’S NEW VENTURE
Before the hoops game, James shared details on his latest business venture; producing a game show for NBC based on plinko (which is itself based on Japan’s pachinko) — a game where a ball is randomly diverted down a board by a grid of pegs. No word yet on who will emcee the show, but it’s probably a safe bet it won’t be Seattle Sounders FC part-owner Drew Carey who already hosts a plinko game on The Price Is Right.
LEBRON SINGS HAPPY BIRTHDAY
After The Ellen Show taping, James posted a video to Instagram of himself signing “Happy Birthday” to an old Sports Illustrated cover of teammate Kevin Love who turned 28-years-old on Wednesday.
Judging from the vocals and camera work, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar may have still been feeling the effects from the drinking game…