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LeBron James went a saw ‘Maleficent’ by himself on Saturday (photos)


LeBron James had a performance in Game 1 of the NBA Finals that he’d probably prefer to forget. Despite scoring 25 points, the Miami Heat superstar struggled staying in the game as a result of severe cramping. James managed to play nearly 33 minutes despite the issues, and the cramps became so debilitating that James ultimately took a seat in the fourth quarter, never to return in the San Antonio Spurs’ 110-95 win.

In order to clear his thoughts and maybe to get some “me time,” LeBron decided to go solo to the movies on Saturday, taking in “Maleficent” all by his lonesome at a move theater outside San Antonio.

San Antonino’s KENS-5 meterologist Jeremy Baker were among those in the theater who noticed the relatively odd celebrity sighting, tweeting a pic of James probably spending $40 on a popcorn, pop and box of Milk Duds::

Not only did he go all “Solitary Man” for his movie outing, James also did some yoga in the hopes it would alleviate his cramping issues.

Via an AP Report/ABC:

So that’s why, without anyone else with him — no security, no friends, nobody, and that almost never happens — James quietly showed up at a theater a couple miles from where the Miami Heat were staying for a 5:40 p.m. showing Saturday of “Maleficent.” And it’s also why he and his regular massage therapist joined two strangers for a yoga class at 8 a.m. Sunday, where he focused on his breathing.

“I needed to get everything right,” James said.

And getting everything right he did. James dominated Game 2 on Sunday night, scoring 35 points and pulling down 10 rebounds in the Heat’s 98-96 win, meaning the series goes back to Miami at one game apiece.

But how weird is it that King James went to see “Maleficent” all by himself? Sure, watching Angelina Jolie can make everything seem better, but why not bring someone along? More than that, why see that particular film when there were so many better options, like Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in “Blended”?

Actually, on second thought, “Maleficent” probably was the best choice. Either that or “The Fault in Our Stars.” Although LeBron really would have stood out even more like a sore thumb in a theater packed with a bunch of teary-eyed teenage girls. He probably didn’t want to be seen weeping in public himself, either. Not that I would know anything about that. Unless we’re talking about “The Notebook.” Then the waterworks come like crazy. And if they don’t, you have no soul, good sir.

(top image via Deadspin)