Unsurprisingly, LeBron James attended the Ohio State vs Duke showdown in Ohio earlier this week. James has always been a fan of the university, was likely to attend there if he did not bypass college and has been training with the football and basketball teams during the lockout.
Even more unsurprisingly, James was booed by the home crowd.
James was sitting court side with buddy and teammate Dwyane Wade, and both were received “hearty boos” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) as they walked to their seats.
The crowd also constantly chanted ‘overrated’ about the highly touted Duke team as OSU went on to crush the early season favourites 85-63.
LeBron spoke to the Plain Dealer, predictably pouring water on the fire and downplaying the boos. He’s heard it all before.
“I’m here to support the team. Fans are going to be fans, and I understand that. But this is all about Ohio State basketball, it’s not about LeBron James at all.”