LeBron James holds back laughter during All-Star Game national anthem
The pre-game routine at the NBA All Stars event has once again created a stir with LeBron James trying to hold back laughter during the American National Anthem.
Team LeBron and Team Durant lined-up on the court ahead of the All Star Game to listen to Ohio star Macy Gray perform Star-Spangled Banner.
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However, as the big screen flashed to show Steph Curry standing next to his captain, James couldn't hide the smile on his face during the performance.
LeBron looked up at the mega screen, before burying his head with a smile on his face.
Many fans believed LeBron was trying to contain his laughter.
Unfortunately, Gray's attempt at the National Anthem drew some comparisons to that of Fergie's infamous rendition in 2018.
A number of NBA All Stars couldn't contain their laughter during Fergie's performance a few years ago.
While many were critical of Gray's performance, some felt it was refreshing.
LeBron James holding in laughter during the anthem 🤣pic.twitter.com/G0rhg9dhan
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 21, 2022
That clip of LeBron James during the National Anthem is going to be a meme.
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) February 21, 2022
LeBron James held back laughter toward Macy Gray during her national anthem performance as if she also declined to pick James Harden for the All-Star game
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) February 21, 2022
LeBron James just became the new Draymond Green meme with that smile during Macy Gray's national anthem.
— DeAntae Prince (@DeAntae) February 21, 2022
Lebron James when Macy Gray was singing the anthem 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/UeEuTzzOTt
— Brian James (@Bskillz91) February 21, 2022
fergie did better then macy gray… pic.twitter.com/YJf5M7HDmw
— JJ (@_Jcertified) February 21, 2022
Macy Gray trying to outdo Fergie for the most cringe Anthem rendition at the #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/HcP96O9pDN
— Herb W. (@HerbyHancock89) February 21, 2022
I actually enjoyed Macy Gray's rendition. Her style hasn't changed one bit, and I love it. #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/8DN4UbX3x8
— Gerald Hawthorne (@jsoul27) February 21, 2022
Macy Gray is what Fergie thought she sounded like
— NBA Alumni 🏀 (@NBAalumni) February 21, 2022
Any Macy Gray disrespect on my timeline must end! That was a fine, Macy Grayesque anthem. I quite enjoyed it. #NBAAllStar
— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) February 21, 2022
macy gray has given fergie a run for her money #NBAAllStar
— tarn (@taranparmarr) February 21, 2022
LeBron James receives huge reception
Before the match, James returned home to Cleveland and was granted a rousing reception.
James let out a cheer following the crowd applause.
the moment we all knew lebron was returning to cleveland pic.twitter.com/JaziTL1WHO
— whitney medworth (@its_whitney) February 21, 2022
Team LeBron ended up defeating Team Durant 163-160 in front of the Cleveland crowd.
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