LeBron James has been known to have strange movie-watching habits, but this one is particularly out there.
James, the same guy who watched a Christmas movie, and two R-rated flicks with his children earlier this postseason, has moved on to The Godfather. Not once, not twice, not three times, but double that.
According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, James has watched The Godfather six times this postseason. Six! Broussard said James watched The Godfather Part II the night before Game 5 to “settle himself down.”
How LeBron finds time to do this is beyond me. The first Godfather runs 2:58, and the second runs almost three and a half hours! Cleveland has had a good amount of time to rest, sweeping its first two playoff series, but that’s still too much time to be watching The Godfather while you’ve got a title to chase. That said, if you’re not LeBron, perhaps you can watch a Godfather picture six times.
Hey, whatever works. James is very good in sleeves, and he requested that Cleveland wear them in its Game 5 win. Maybe he should have them air The Godfather at the Q.
– Kenny Ducey