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LeBron’s custom mouthpiece nod to title aspirations

May 1, 2012, 11:21 AM EST

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Maybe you noticed it Monday night, LeBron’s custom mouthpiece. There is a screen grab to the right (courtesy SLAM) of his message.

“XVI”

For those of you who only think of Roman numerals when trying to figure out what number Super Bowl we are up to, that is 16. The number of playoff wins needed to win the NBA championship.

LeBron explained it to Fox Sports Florida.

“You pay attention,” James said to a reporter. “It’s just inspirational. I know this is the biggest part of the season, the second part of the season, so it’s just an inspiration for me.”

I’m surprised Mark Cuban has not suggested selling advertising on players’ mouthpieces…

The Heat are down to 14 wins remaining as they took the first two games from the Knicks in the first round. But there is a long, long road still to go for LeBron and his teammates to live up to that number.

  1. dgforreal - May 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Thanks for posting this. I was wondering what that was all about and was going to look it up at some point.

    Bosh still has the best mouthpiece though, it makes him look like Dragonfly Jones.

  2. illegalblues - May 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    man, thank god for this important lebron mouthpiece update. i feel more secure knowing that lebron has a mouthpiece now.

    • nightman13 - May 1, 2012 at 4:13 PM

      I’d feel more secure if it was a muzzle

  3. jthammerstix - May 1, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    I still hate you lebron.

    • trueballs - May 1, 2012 at 11:42 AM

      At least your honest.

    • southbeachtalent - May 1, 2012 at 1:05 PM

      That’s funny, he doesn’t even know you exist!

      • allmyteamsareterrible - May 1, 2012 at 2:08 PM

        Go have trouble selling out playoff games, Garbage fanbase, stop typing.

      • nightman13 - May 1, 2012 at 4:16 PM

        @southbeachtalent

        Why’s that funny? Fans pay LeBitch’s salary and if he wasn’t such an ignorant jackass he’d know that and care what they think. He’s killed his reputation by not thinking about that very simple fact.

        No fans no money, no money no fame, no fame no women, no women no STDs…well that’d be one thing working in his favor

  4. dgforreal - May 1, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Also, if he truley wants it to be inspirational, he should have had 1-16 of them made to use as they get closer to the he changes it each game until it gets down to 1.

    • kilo0986 - May 1, 2012 at 7:28 PM

      Or maybe he should have 0-2 for how many finals hes choked in :)

  5. illegalblues - May 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    i wonder what mouthpiece tayshaun prince uses. i bet it’s a datsun

  6. zblott - May 1, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    LeBron James: “Hey everyone, look at me. LOOK AT ME!”

    • southbeachtalent - May 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

      Nah, your probably talking about Melo or Dwight. Maybe even Deron.

      Try again later..

      • nightman13 - May 1, 2012 at 4:17 PM

        Yes, because they all had TV specials in honor of themselves

  7. Mr. Wright 212 - May 1, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    They still won’t beat the Lakers in a 7 game series. If they make it that far (Miami, that is).

    • azaanforeal - May 1, 2012 at 12:18 PM

      i agree with you……..i think kobe would rather die than let james win………i guess he choke just like he did in the all star game.

      • skids003 - May 1, 2012 at 12:26 PM

        Kobe will definitely shoot more, but whether they go in or not, that’s a good question.

    • bils293 - May 1, 2012 at 12:36 PM

      Mr. Wright 212 should be banned from posting on this site. There is no way lakers are making it out of the west. Kobe’s days are over and Miami would smack them around. Go to any post relating to lebron or Miami and I’m sure you’ll find multiple from this kid with the dumbest comments. Pretty sure he’s a bitter, embarrassed Knicks fan who lost all hope and is now jumping on Kobe’s jock

    • southbeachtalent - May 1, 2012 at 1:08 PM

      You can always hope.. Especially after your team gets eliminated.

      NY, the Mecca… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • philtration - May 1, 2012 at 2:45 PM

        You were really quiet around here until Rose blew out his knee.
        Now you are all giddy and jumping right back on that bandwagon.

  8. dal24la - May 1, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Am I the only one who thought saw this and thought he had messed up his teeth when first seeing it?

    • dgforreal - May 1, 2012 at 12:29 PM

      Yeah it kinda looked like a set of of those gag teeth that people wear for Halloween.

    • aqzi - May 1, 2012 at 2:46 PM

      On the hard Chandler screen/Lebron flop I at first thought his gums were bleeding

  9. broncosfanatic - May 1, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    He looks like E.T. in that picture

  10. slumdog66 - May 1, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Lol @ the lakers beating the heat in the finals let alone making it there. Their time is done. Back to the line they go

  11. illegalblues - May 1, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    dang, man. look at that picture up there. lebron cold looking like ET in a coal mine.

  12. rosesacl - May 1, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    I – I – I = 3 quarters

  13. savvybynature - May 1, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Wow, that is the freakiest picture of LeBron I’ve ever seen. And his hairline isn’t even in the pic!

    Looks like Greg Oden after a month-long bath salts binge or something.

    • Mr. Wright 212 - May 1, 2012 at 3:20 PM

      LMFAO I thought it was Oden also!

  14. hojo20 - May 1, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    A-HOLE

  15. rodge1 - May 1, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    @Mr. Wright 212
    So because the Lakers beat Denver game 1 now they’re in the finals? Keep dreaming brainiac

    • Mr. Wright 212 - May 1, 2012 at 3:21 PM

      No, it’s because no one is beating them in a seven game series — which I clearly said earlier, “BRAINIAC”.

      • 00maltliquor - May 1, 2012 at 3:31 PM

        Word.

  16. mrheavychevy - May 1, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Who’s to say the lakers won’t go to the finals we have the BEST shooting guard in the league & also the BEST front court over any bodies!!

  17. mistercharitystripe34 - May 1, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Is that how many titles LeBron thinks Miami will win?

  18. lew24 - May 1, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    LeBron James is the Alex Rodriguez of basketball!

    • cantonbound13 - May 1, 2012 at 5:01 PM

      A Rod has a ring. LeBron’s only hope is in a lockout shortened season, where players like Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Amare Stodumire & Metta World Peace are missing from the playoffs.

      • bils293 - May 1, 2012 at 5:51 PM

        Rose? Beat the bulls in the ecf last year with rose. Howard? The magic are junk with or without Howard. Amare? Pretty sure the heat destroyed the Knicks the last 2 games WITH amare. And meta world peace? Seriously? Are you being serious?

  19. 00maltliquor - May 1, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    That picture looks like someone took a picture of the t.v. with their camera phone.

  20. lakerluver - May 1, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    The “Heatles” have an easy path to the Finals. However, the champ is coming out of the West. The Spurs, OKC, or LAKERS are all better than the “Heatles”.

  21. cantonbound13 - May 1, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    What’s the matter LeBron, they couldn’t make you a mouth piece that said 2-8. Your career record in the finals, Chokin’ One!

  22. rodge1 - May 1, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    @Mr. Wright 212
    Thanks for the compliment. Lakers will not make it past OKC, at least not this year. Any brainiac should know this.

  23. lakerluver - May 1, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    He looks like that dude Jaws from the old James Bond movies.

  24. canehouse - May 1, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    Lebron owns all of you haters tiny little minds!!! You can’t tell me otherwise… oh it’s true!!!

  25. asublimeday - May 2, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    Lebron owns all of you haters tiny little minds!!! You can’t tell me otherwise… oh it’s true!!!
    ————
    The irony of a person mocking the “tiny little minds” of others, when he himself has such a limited grasp on punctuation that my toddler niece is well on her way to mastering.

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