Thursday, March 29, 2007

A house fit for a "King"

LeBron James is building a new home near his hometown of Akron, Ohio. And if something providential intervenes (as I pray it does), I'll soon be getting my invite to the house-warming party.

Check out this spread.

The NBA star is building a 35,000-square-foot home that will have a two-lane bowling alley, barber shop, aquarium, sports bar, a recording studio, a six-car garage, a two-story walk-in closet in the master bedroom and, get this, a casino. Wow.

There might have been more to James' super sized crib, but I got tired of using commas. The home is, to borrow a bad phrase, fit for a "King."

What possible reason could have ever have for leaving his house, except for game days with the Cavs and groupie searches? Will he have full-time employees staffed in the casino and barbershop? Why did he only build a two-lane bowling alley and six-car garage?

Certainly he could afford to have more than two people bowl at a time, and he's got to have more than six cars.

This development is almost enough to have him supplant Jay-Z in my cool rankings. If he can start dating the equivalent of Beyonce, he'll move to the top.


Adam Kealoha Causey said...

Does Beyonce truly have an equivalent? But really, who would need to be at home that much?

Jason Pugh said...

Think Charles Barkley will be hanging out at LeBron's casino?

Joel Anderson said...

Beyonce does have a few equivalents, but for the overall package, she has pretty much no peers. How many other folks have won multiple Grammys, been a certifiable movie star and been an SI swimsuit cover model?

And it seems like LeBron has created a reason, or 100, to be at home now. I probably would never leave.

Btw, if Charles shows up, we officially need to get him to a gambler's support group.