LeBron James, the biggest celebrity in Amerian sports, met defeat—despite his herculean efforts—in the NBA Finals on
June 16. “It hurt to lose. I’m still in a little funk right now,” he told reporters a few days after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ loss to the Golden State Warriors. But cheer up, LeBron! On July 17, audiences will surely flip for his stellar comedic turn playing a version of himself in Trainwreck. “It’s not just a cameo,” says director Judd Apatow. “It’s a real role and he kills in every scene.”
How did one of the world’s most talented athletes end up in one of the summer’s most anticipated comedies? Credit goes to Amy Schumer, writer and star of the movie about a commitment-phobic, sports-averse magazine writer who reluctantly falls in love with a sports doctor (Bill Hader) — who happens to be friends with one LeBron James. Schumer, also not a sports fan, explains why she wrote James’ name into the original script: “He’s the only basketball player I’ve ever heard of. It was him or Larry Bird,” she says. “I’m very lucky he said yes for a lot of reasons.”
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