Superstar LeBron James of the LA Lakers was present at Super Bowl LVI when the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals to clinch their first title since 1999. James was ecstatic after the win, even suggesting that the Lakers and LA Dodgers should join the Rams’ championship parade.In a post on his official Twitter account, “The King” congratulated the Rams for their Super Bowl win. LeBron suggested that the Lakers and Dodgers join the parade since they didn’t get to do it in 2020 due to the pandemic. He even added that there should be a live concert afterwards.
We, Dodgers and Rams should all do a joint parade together!!!! With a live concert afterwards to end it!! City of Champions 🏆🏆🏆💍💍💍. Congrats 🐏 once again!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 14, 2022
However, Atlanta Braves pitcher Tyler Matzek took a shot at LeBron James’ plea to get a parade, labeling the Lakers and Dodgers respective 2020 titles as “bubbleships.” Matzek played a big part in the Braves’ World Series championship run last season.
“They do parades for real championships, not bubbleships. Our Ludacris and Big Boi concert was lit as well,” Matzek wrote.
They do parades for real championships, not bubbleships. Our Ludacris and Big Boi concert was lit as well. https://t.co/15SUd1l1Ww
— Tyler “Nutsack” Matzek (@TylerMatzek) February 15, 2022
James and the Lakers won the 2019-2020 NBA championship in the NBA bubble down in Orlando, while the Dodgers won the 2020 World Series following a shortened 60-game season.
The World Series was played in a postseason bubble in Arlington, Texas. During the Dodgers’ run, they came back to beat Matzek and the Braves 3-1 in the NLCS.In the Braves’ 2021 World Series championship run, Matzek got the win in Game 6 of the NLCS to eliminate the Dodgers. He pitched two innings in the seventh and eighth, preserving the Braves’ 4-2 lead before closer Will Smith ended the game.
LeBron James’ presence felt at the Super Bowl
In addition to attending the Super Bowl, LeBron James appeared in a commercial during the game. James set Twitter on fire by appearing in a Crypto.com advertisement, wherein his current self was talking to his younger self, giving the younger version of James some advice for the future.
However, fans on Twitter quickly turned the ad into a meme. With LeBron James and the LA Lakers struggling this season, fans put a new spin on James giving his younger self advice.