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Check out LeBron James with a Canadiens jersey

Mar 1, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT

If there’s anything hockey fans are well-known for, it’s embracing outsiders, especially athletes from other major sports, that enjoy anything about hockey.

With tongue firmly in cheek, let’s waste no time in presenting to you: Miami Heat superstar LeBron James being given a Montreal Canadiens jersey by the team.

The comments on this should be wonderful. It’ll be much like the “Playa Haters Ball” from Chappelle’s Show.

  1. thomasvanek - Mar 1, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    The name LeBron is Spanish, not French.

    • jimeejohnson - Mar 1, 2014 at 12:07 PM

      Irish.

    • 950003cups - Mar 1, 2014 at 12:19 PM

      It belongs to Mr James of the Miami Heat. He recently bought the sole rights to the name LeBron. If you name your kid LeBron on or after March 17, 2014 your child will be confiscated.

  2. packerswin96 - Mar 1, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    We could sure use his size up front. Get it done MB.

  3. rainyday56 - Mar 1, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Meh, when he got home he probably threw on his laundry pile, on top of the game-worn Pele and Ronaldinho shirts …

  4. mustbechris - Mar 1, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    “It’s very insulting what you said about my Canadiens Jersey. It’s made out of your mother’s pubic hairs.”

    Or…is that not the Player Hater’s Ball quote you were thinking of.

  5. bingram20 - Mar 1, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Seems fitting he would be given a shirt by the Canadiens they both play the same flopping and diving game… Just glad its not a Bruins Jersey

    • alexo0 - Mar 1, 2014 at 12:05 PM

      I appreciate the tongue in cheek comment. Thank you.

  6. jimeejohnson - Mar 1, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    He probably never even heard of his local NHL Panthers down there in Sunrise, FL.

    • 950003cups - Mar 1, 2014 at 12:28 PM

      Nobody in Florida really has.

  7. the don - Mar 1, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Match made in heaven

  8. strictlythedanks - Mar 1, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    Great playa haters ball reference, Joe.

  9. nj666 - Mar 1, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    An athlete like James taking interest into hockey is a good thing. The more exposure the sport gets the better. He could probably do wonders for the Panthers marketing…

  10. therooneyskilledwebster - Mar 1, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Playing for a team that’s currently great. Jersey from a team that used to be great.

  11. sportsfaninyyc - Mar 1, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Bar none, the best hockey jersey ever. Nothing else even comes close, except maybe a Team Canada jersey. GOLD

    • rainyday56 - Mar 1, 2014 at 1:59 PM

      All 4 original 6 jerseys (TO and BOS dress their players like expansion teams) are the only NHL jersey’s that look like major league uni’s. The rest of the league dress like wannabe’s.

      • strictlythedanks - Mar 1, 2014 at 3:34 PM

        Foolish fool, wipe your droole, and go to school.

  12. hockeyflow33 - Mar 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    All you need is Arod and you’ve successfully put together the most douchey trio in all of sports

  13. muckleflugga - Mar 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    no doubt les canadiens jersey is iconic … no quite the global brand exposure of wings and hawks … duelling it out yearly as the best in all of sports

    i could never figure out the horseshoe on les canadiens crest … tipped-over on its side

    all the luck long drained

    • pedepy - Mar 1, 2014 at 10:26 PM

      not to take anything out of the hawks or the wings but the habs have – in any hockey knowledgable parts of the world anyway – just as much of not more ‘international appeal’ than detroit or chicago. the canadiens are by far the most decorated and legend filled franchise of professional hockey thats ever existed so far, even though ill admit you wouldnt know this if youd happen to have been a hockey fan for 20 years or less…

      as for the ‘horseshoe’, its the letter C, for ‘canadiens’ with an H in the middle. either that, or or the C and H stand for ‘club de hockey canadien’, the french (and original) name of the franchise, being targetted and composed initially primarily of french canadians. thats also why the name is still always uses french spelling, and where the nickname habs come from.

      hope that helps. as for lebron i wouldve signed over half the current roster, even if he probably barely skate!..

  14. nicofthenorthstar - Mar 1, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Lame. Give that cheese ball a panthers jersey. He chose that crap sports town.

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