Come to think of it, yes. Yes I would like a hug.
LeBron James is on the cover of the new issue of GQ, and it goes without saying that GQ is comprised of effete pseudo-men in skinny jeans, but they still manage to put together a pretty interesting read (and they have good taste in sports blogs). The cover story may come off as too fawning for some, but I suppose that’s the result of driving to Cleveland to play basketball with a 24-year-old multi-millionaire who is probably the best player in the world at his sport.
I recommend reading the whole article, but here are some choice quotes from the pick-up game the five GQ staffers played with Bron. Plenty of trash talk and high-resolution scans below.
After a stretch of truly embarrassing ugliness, the points start piling up on our side. Turns out LeBron James is a very good passer and sees things on the court that the rest of us don’t see. He threads some very pretty passes to Adam and me, and we manage to hit the layups, and soon we’re up 12–2. “They don’t play no D,” he says. “They don’t play no D. New York Knicks.” [...]