March 02, 2024

It turns out Kwame Brown is right about LeBron James' life, sort of

It turns out Kwame Brown is right about LeBron James
USA TODAY Sports-Mark J. Rebilas

Sometimes, the King just wants to come down the throne.

LeBron James has everything, like, literally everything. Fame and success? Check. Fortune and a multi-billion empire? Got that. GOAT status basketball legacy? No argument there. A happy family? Yes sir. Perfect hairline? Okay, maybe not that. But you get the point.

Pretty much 99 percent of the world’s 7.8 billion population (yes, we Googled that) will undoubtedly switch positions with LeBron in a blink of an eye, if they could.

And, unsurprisingly, sometimes, Bron wishes he can be “normal” too.

"I wish I could just walk outside. I wish I could just, like, walk into a movie theater and sit down and go to the concession stand and get popcorn. I wish I could just go to an amusement park just like regular people,” LeBron shared in an interview with the New York Times.

“I wish I could go to Target sometimes and walk into Starbucks and have my name on the cup just like regular people."

This brings us back to January, when 2001 NBA Draft top pick Kwame Brown dished a take so hot it went viral. Brown said “being a bust is better.” And he wasn’t making a joke.  

"LeBron can't do what I can do. They take pictures everywhere he go. I was a bust—ain't nobody taking pictures of me everywhere I went," the 6-foot-11 retired cager said on the Pivot Podcast.

Brown may be onto something there, but James has clarified he’s still loving his current life.

"I'm not sitting here complaining about it, of course not. But it can be challenging at times,” James said.

The King is not the first royalty to dream of having a mundane life. His Airness Michael Jordan himself had to strike a deal with a Chicago supermarket just so he could shop 15 minutes before closing time. Another MJ, Michael Jackson, also shared before that it was his dream to just normally buy groceries.

Must be fun to have that kind of problem.