What do you do when you make it to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals? Some players may prepare themselves by studying the enemy. However, when that enemy is a team you used to play for, you may know them more than they know themselves.
ESPN analyst, Dave McMenamin, tweeted about how LeBron James spent his night preparing for the conference:
LeBron said he watched "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Interview with a Vampire" and "The Punisher" w/ his kids instead of MIA-TOR Gm 5
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 12, 2016
James, who now plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, will go up against the Toronto Raptors – but we at ScreenGeek are more interested in that movie marathon with his kids. Dirk Libbey at CinemaBlend was also interested in his choice of movies. When we’re more interested in what movies athletes watch then how they play the sports their known for, well……….that’s just the bees knees.
I enjoy movie marathons. The more random, the better. And those three movies are probably the most random you could get.
- Interview with a Vampire stars Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and a young Kirsten Dunst. It is also a prequel to 2002’s Queen of the Damned, which was released posthumously, after popstar, Aaliyah’s death.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas could either be the animated adaptation of Dr. Suess’s story in 1966, or the live-action version with Jim Carrey in 2000. The animated version starred Boris Karloff, better known as Dr. Victor Frankenstein, as both the narrator and the voice of the Grinch. The live-action version also had Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who, who went on to front the rock band, Pretty Reckless.
- Then there’s The Punisher. Obviously, they didn’t watch the show that Netflix is planning to spin-off of Daredevil, starring Jon Bernthal. But was it the 1989 one with Dolph Lundgren, the 2004 one with Thomas Jane, or Punisher: War Zone in 2008 with Ray Stevenson?
LeBron James will reportedly give us Space Jam 2 sometime. Evidently, he’s going to produce it too. And if he is, then it’s good to know that he has good taste in movies.