People rag on LeBron James all the time, but even I have to give the guy props for doing the unthinkable last month by snubbing WWE legend, The Undertaker.
The Undertaker is standing outside the Cavaliers locker room. Further context is unavailable. pic.twitter.com/8MWhPJarju
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) October 25, 2016
Seriously. Undertaker and his entourage were left waiting outside the Cavaliers locker room for an “uncomfortable” hour just for a meeting with The King — it never happened. Kevin Love might’ve been into it, but Bron Bron has a process for meet and greets according to Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon:
James arrived at The Q before the wrestler and his posse, and claimed not to know he was out there. But of course the word immediately spread through the locker room that The Undertaker was waiting outside.
Here’s a life lesson. If you don’t have an appointment, don’t already know James personally, aren’t a business associate or a small child, the odds of “meeting” James before or after a Cavs game in or near the locker room are not great. I once saw Houston Astros stud second baseman Jose Altuve try to get a meeting with James after a game against the Houston Rockets in Texas. The request came through various team PR officials. Let’s just say James had no interest.
Another rule. James is not cool with someone purposefully trying to make money or gain fame through him, away from the court. In other words, no PR stunts that don’t benefit James. He wore an Undertaker T-shirt. For him, that’s enough.
And now the WWE knows Bron Bron isn’t going to be a pawn to generate ratings for the decaying product.
At least Undertake wasn’t left hanging by everyone
— WWE España (@WWE_es) October 26, 2016
Find someone who looks at you the way The Undertaker looks at the Cleveland Cavaliers. pic.twitter.com/MzI8Ffufm8
— Justin Cotterell (@justin_cesi) October 26, 2016