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LeBron James and I have a lot in common. We both graduated high school in 2003, we’re both Cowboys fans, we’re both dads, and neither of us played D1 college basketball.
But the list doesn’t stop there. As we’ve aged, we both have grown into a more refined palette, and now enjoy the finer things in life. LeBron and I now both have an appreciation for wine. Take a look at this interview he gave recently while out in Sacramento to play the Kings.
"As far as healing powers… I'm playing the best basketball of my life and I'm drinking some wine pretty much every day."
— Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) December 28, 2017
Now, maybe King James enjoyed wine country a little TOO much, seeing as how the Cavs lost to the 12-25 Kings that night. But hey, who among us can say no to the beauty and fun of Sacramento?
It’s worth pointing out that the Cavs in general are no strangers to the sweet nectar. Dwyane Wade has his own line of wines that are apparently terrible. They also celebrated their 2016 championship with custom bedazzled champagne before getting on the sweet, sweet Rosé train. Bron also goes into how much he likes learning about wine and the different regions it comes from. As a beer snob, I wholeheartedly agree. There’s nothing quite like mansplaining the differences between the Burgundy and Alsace regions with teeth that look like you just ate a squirrel raw. It just spells sophistication.
The hidden gem in this interview is just how much of a dad LeBron has become. Having a little wine every single night? Check. This will undoubtedly progress to a glass of scotch before dinner, once he’s retired. After brushing off the laughably dubious suggestion that there are health benefits from drinking wine, LeBron also says he let his daughter taste some of his “very good” wine. Glossing over the fact that his daughter is three years old, we can all agree that that is a classic #cooldad move.
So here’s to you, LeBron. I’ll be getting blasted on some fermented grape juice tonight in your honor..
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