LeBron James meets Hamilton in mashup video
Basketball will never be the same after LeBron James.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ star player is the subject of a new mashup video in the style of the opening number of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed musical.
The video, posted by digital media company Dose, sees LeBron James’ friends and foes tell his story, with actors playing Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors; Kyrie Irving of the Cavaliers; Dwyane Wade of the Chicago Bulls; and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat.
“How do you block him, stop him, run out the clock on this sportsman, four time MVP, with more time on the court as a freshmen the best of them get celebrated, then hated, then back home fully decorated,” sings the actor playing Curry.
The song follows James from high school phenom to local hero for the Cavaliers to pariah, then back to beloved figure — a career well-suited for theatrical retelling.
Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan also appears briefly to give offer these words: “Me? I never played him.”
See the mashup above.