‘He’s the Original Dogecoin’: Cavaliers Star Opens Up on Talking Trash With LeBron James About Football

Published 06/07/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
LeBron James attends Harlem’s Fashion Row at Capitale on September 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/WireImage)


Most NBA fans know LeBron James as a dominant presence on the basketball courts. However, there is another side to him that some fans may be unaware of. Many NBA players have contributed to soccer clubs over the years, and the Lakers star is one of them.

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Back in 2011, LeBron James became a part-owner of Liverpool. Bron’s RedBird Capital Partners had made an investment into the club’s owner company, Fenway Sports Group. Ever since then, the 4-time NBA champion has become a shareholder of the club. It became another headline piece of news back then.

Basketball and soccer fans often unite in such instances when their star players make a move in either sport.

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LeBron James defends his club, Liverpool

Another soccer fan in the league is Cleveland Cavaliers’ player Larry Nance Jr. Being a true Chelsea supporter since 2010, Larry has developed his share of interest in the sport. And well, fans are aware of the rivalry between Liverpool and Chelsea that places this matchup under a must-watch section for the fans.

Considering LeBron James‘ association with Liverpool, Larry recently talked about their banter over club rivalries and other controversial soccer conversations.

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“Him (LeBron) buying into Liverpool at that time was ridiculous, to the moon,” Larry told the ‘Cooligans’. “He’s the original dogecoin, he’s crazy. But yeah, when Chelsea played Liverpool, there was banter back and forth between us, the whole Super League thing. I kinda stayed out of that because I knew we were right in the middle of it. Just wanted to stay away from that.”

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Soccer fan clash between NBA players

Well, LeBron has many friends in the NBA to have banter with. From Kevin Durant, Steve Nash to James Harden, there are a lot of them having small portions of the clubs. Moreover, the Super League has been a hot topic for most soccer fans after recent developments on the same.

As more and more NBA stars lean towards soccer clubs, there is no doubt that big-name NBA players will have more opportunities to have soccer fan banter among themselves.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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