LeBron James has been in thousands of basketball games but he has acted in only one movie—and yet that one credit is really enough for Mr. LeBron to connect any NBA player EVER to any film actor EVER.
Intrigued? Then read on . . .
James made his movie debut with last week’s release of “Trainwreck,” and there were two things that might have nonplussed anyone who saw it. One is that James’s role is more than a cameo. The other is that LeBron is pretty hilarious.
But the fantastic thing about “Trainwreck” is that there are so many well-known actors—including Matthew Broderick, Bill Hader, Daniel Radcliffe, Amy Schumer, Tilda Swinton and Marisa Tomei—that this movie alone makes LeBron James the new Kevin Bacon. He is within 6 degrees of every major actor and 7 degrees of nearly anyone in NBA history. Which makes it possible, and kinda fun, to connect any NBA player to any actor through LeBron James.
AND NOW TO VERSE:
There are days reporters find so tedious that they
develop stories void of anything but stale cliche.
To cook up such a bland burgoo the only thing required
is recycled hogwash that has long ago expired.
I hate to see reporters use their words to build a hovel;
instead, they ought to be allowed to write a lively novel.