Pipin’ hot takes flying out of South Beach, where LeBron spent some days off in Miami, and got in a workout with Dwayne Wade. And cue the headlines like “LeBron Abandons Cavs” and the takes like “LeBron is a traitor.”
No, you’re a hot taker.
You know LeBron didn’t throw on his old #6 gamer and play with the Heat right? He went to an old stomping ground, and worked out with one of his best friends and their mutual trainer. This is not some scandalous nuke where a married celeb gets photographed having dinner with his ex.
But here they come. “LeBron should be working out with Kyrie Irving” He does. Pretty much every freaking day for an 82-game season plus playoffs.
“Why doesn’t’ LeBron spend his off days working out in Cleveland” Because Cleveland’s 27 degrees with a chance of sleet? Because Miami is 82 and sunny? Because it’s his old stomping ground and he has friends there and why do you freaking care?
And my favorite smoldering take “Players back in the day would never have done this. Michael would die before he worked out with an opponent.” How about played golf with one? Or played craps with all of them?
And as for Bron- it’s like not he and Wade were out there on the floor, working offensive sets and rekindling the old chemistry. This is not another banana boat moment. It’s a couple old friends getting a lift in.
The only mistake Bron made in hitting that Miami gym, was doing it at a time when the hot takers don’t have much to talk about. No football. No Madness yet. Not even MLB opening day.
But LeBron threw around a medicine ball with Way of Wade, so let’s dust off our “LeBron’s’ not a real competitor” takes and then bang the phone bank.
It’s a pretty stupid opinion, but hey- it’ll spike some attention. And that’s all that matters. Drop it likes it’s hot.
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