‘Back to the Crib’: LeBron James Relives His Cleveland Love as Jake Paul Takes On Tyron Woodley

Published 08/30/2021, 12:37 AM EDT
BEIJING, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 04: NBA star LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers meets fans at a Nike store on September 4, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)


Jake Paul is having a ball like none other. Almost unknown a few years back, YouTuber Jake has suddenly become a household name, thanks to his hyped boxing bouts, a fearless self, and an equally crazy brother. Also, if LeBron James is talking about him, it’s a guaranteed proof that The Problem Child is coming for real.

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At the time of writing this, Jake Paul is battling Tyron Woodley at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio. And the reason this matchup has picked even more interest among the NBA fans is LeBron’s reaction to the live details.

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LeBron James and his message to the city of Cleveland

Just as the boxing bout between Jake Paul and the former UFC Welterweight Champion begun, Bron could not control his excitement. The 36-YO took to Twitter and wrote, “CLEVELAND IS JUMPING!! Should have flew back to the crib.”

Was he meaning that he should’ve been sitting in the stadium, watching it live? Perhaps yes, because Jake had anyway invited the King, calling him a baby. Also, when Bron’s former teammate Kendrick Perkins called the fight “entertaining as hell”, Bron reacted to that as well. Take a look – 

Well, Jake definitely pulled a brave fight and stunned everyone with how far he took it against a huge name.

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LeBron James will forever take pride in breaking the Cleveland Curse. True, he became an overnight villain for the city after his infamous The Decision in 2010. But, the man kept his promise when he came back and paid his dues in 2016.

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However, those days are long gone and the Cleveland fans have their new favorite in YouTuber turned Boxer Jake Paul. Now, the question is, who is the favorite of Ohio, is it Jake or Bron? The former took this question seriously when he called out the L-Train last year for a possible boxing match.

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So what do you think, can Jake become the ‘King of Ohio’? Help us know in the comments section below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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