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LeBron to refs: “I got a Super Bowl party to go to”

Feb 6, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

LeBron James

LeBron James is a man who likes a good party.

And Super Bowl Sunday is really about parties — ones that start long before the game kicks off under a massive video screen.

Which is why the Heat had a noon tip-off against the Clippers Sunday, so fans could come to the game and still make it to their parties in plenty of time.

LeBron was thinking the same thing — which is why he got frustrated when the refs were not moving the game along. In the fourth quarter the Heat’s Eddie House saw Clipper phenom Blake Griffin about to take off for one of his patented ally-oops and to break up the play he shoved him and Griffin went down hard.

The refs instantly called a flagrant 2 — meaning a House ejected, free throws and the ball for the Clippers — but then went to the video to make sure it was the right call.

As the refs were reviewing the video, Brian Windhorst of ESPN tweets James tried to speed them along saying:

“I got a Super Bowl party to go to man, c’mon.”

LeBron understands that Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial holiday in this country and you have to get to the party early. I bet the refs party was not nearly as cool.

  1. footballcoach17 - Feb 6, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Simply no class and why he needs someone else to win a championship for him.

    • okcallday - Feb 6, 2011 at 11:20 PM

      So not surprised that someone made yet another “LeBron can’t win a championship comment”, but really? Drawing it from this? Now you’re just nitpicking

    • hnirobert3 - Feb 7, 2011 at 7:43 AM

      Criticism of LBJ wanting to go to his SB party from someone named footballcoach.

      • silencegooddoer - Feb 7, 2011 at 12:32 PM

        So are both you condoning LeBron’s actions??? REALLY….. Is now the acceptable bar for professionals??? Go ahead and defend him. He will make you regret it; just give him time.

        BTW – Was he in a hurry to go to Delonte’s SuperBowl Party? Rumor has it his mother was making her famous Mac-N-Cheese.

  2. 6webd - Feb 7, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    This is typical for Lebron. He’s not just in the moment, thinking about something else while he’s playing. They don’t pay him enough to stay focused I guess lol

  3. thestudiokida - Feb 7, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    NBA takes a day off for the NCAA Championship Game…. so why not the day of something much bigger? There shouldn’t be NBA games on Super Bowl Sunday.

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