Miami Heat superstar LeBron James delved into the world of English Premier League soccer last year by buying a minority stake in the Liverpool Football Club. He later visited the port city brandishing what Eric Freeman hilariously termed "impersonal gifts," about a month before the NBA's lockout ended. Months later, a video has surfaced featuring adorable Liverpudlian children asking the two-time MVP if he's tall, if he's always been tall, how his tallness lies in reference to zoo animals, if he knows any other tall people, and whether or not he expects to be tall in the future.
Via Tom Haberstroh at the Heat Index, here's the video "interview" of LeBron and the Scouser kiddies:
Although the questions are funny in a cute way, it's the "boing-oing-oing" sound effects that follow the cutaways to pictures that leave me wanting more and more interviews between Liverpool children and America's most famous (if not most-loved) athlete to pop up online. Also, the confidence from the kid at the 6:05 mark, in asking how big LeBron's house is, left me rolling. A little David Frost, in the making.
Cheers to LeBron for showcasing a good sense of humor in the back and forth. And also, in case you haven't pulled up the box scores every night, the NBA's best player is averaging 30.1 points per game on 60 percent shooting, with 7.6 assists, 7.6 rebounds, two steals and a block in just 36 minutes per contest this season while leading the Miami Heat to an 8-1 record.
He's still not taller than a giraffe, though.