When you end up winning the NBA championship, there are all sorts of benefits that come out if — though as nice as it may be, appearing on “The Late Show with David Letterman” was probably not on the top of LeBron James’ priority list.
On Tuesday, the Miami Heat forward (and frequent lightning rod of controversy for the entire city of Cleveland) will be appearing on the show in order to take part in the traditional Top Ten List — and while the theme hasn’t been announced quite yet, we have a feeling it will involve somehow the things that he did after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals.
James first joined the Heat in the summer of 2010, and made it to the Finals the very next year only to lose to the Dallas Mavericks in six games. Now, he gets the opportunity to take advantage of all the random TV appearances that he missed out on last time. As for Letterman … well, we really don’t have any idea if he cares for basketball or not. All we know is that the Top Ten Lists that are typically created for celebrities are rather cheesy, include a shot or two at Dave, and rarely have the funniest joke listed in the #1 spot. It’s probably also not going to happen that what James actually did after winning the title — going out to a club and celebrating — will be included.
Once James’ appearance on the show airs, we’ll do our best to provide video for it here at the site. Do you find athletes attempting to be funny worthwhile television, or do you prefer it when they simply do what they are known for instead?
(Update: As the commenter below has noted, James is actually now set to do a sit-down interview rather than a Top Ten List reading. We regret any confusion.)