Let me start by saying LeBron James is the greatest basketball player on earth. But that doesn’t mean this dude isn’t as corny as they come. From the Harlem Shake to the Mannequin Challenge to the Water Bottle Challenge, LeBron has shown a complete inability to let any internet meme go by without absolutely ruining it forever.
Friday night, it was one of the internet’s original memes that finally got the LeBron treatment. With it being 80’s night at the Quicken Loans Arena- because they needed to try to get fans in the building somehow to see the Cavaliers face the Wade-less Miami heat- the Cavaliers proceeded to rickroll their fans in their intro video, with the players performing an absurd version of Rick Astley’s infamous ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ video.
As much as LeBron’s childish sense of humor irks me, I can’t be too mad at any video that features J.R. Smith breaking it down.
But you have to wonder what his teammates really thought when they showed up to the practice facility expecting to play basketball, and LeBron told them that instead they were going to put on these costumes he had made up and shoot the most hilarious video ever.