5 weird ways LeBron James is connected to golf

Alex Myers discusses NBA superstar LeBron James' tenuous connections to golf -- including that one time he sent Jason Day's wife to the hospital.

Released on 5/31/2017

Transcript

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So, LeBron James is arguably the greatest athlete
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of our generation,
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but it doesn't seem like he's a natural
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when it comes to golf.
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Did you ever see his swing in that Samsung commercial
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with Kevin hart?
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Rough.
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But that doesn't mean King James doesn't still have
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some weird connections to golf.
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Let's start with the fact that he shares the same birthday
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as Tiger Woods.
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How is December 30th not officially been declared
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Nike Day yet?
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Then there's where LeBron was born.
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Akron, Ohio.
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Home to Firestone Country Club,
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which hosts the Bridgestone Invitational,
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and formally, the World Series of Golf.
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Okay, so, that's a stretch.
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Moving on.
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LeBron has been teammates with two
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of the NBA's most prolific golfers.
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First there was Ray Allen,
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a scratch player who also happens to have the sweetest
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golf bag you'll ever see,
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and now there's J.R. Smith,
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who only watches golf channels during the playoffs,
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and uses the off season to play at swanky clubs
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around the country.
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When he puts on a shirt that is.
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Also, if you do a Google search for LeBron James golf,
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you'll see some random photos of LeBron on a course
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with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
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Talk about a NASA that could get out of hand.
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And of course, there was LeBron's closest brush
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with the PGA Tour.
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The time he dove for a loose ball,
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and almost killed Jason Day's wife.
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Ellie Day only spent one night in the hospital
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because she's tough.
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I would have died, twice.
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First from the excitement of being that close to LeBron,
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and then from being crushed by his mack truck frame.
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After the accident, Ellie said she and LeBron were cool,
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and who isn't cool with King James these days?
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We just wish we had more of his golf accomplishments
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to discuss.
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Maybe after he's done chasing Michael Jordan's records
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on the court,
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he'll start tagging along with him on the course.
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