Did you hear the one about how a LeBron James walks into a bar? The punchline is he got carded.
Despite being one of the most famous athletes in the world, despite his beard, and despite (sorry, sorry) that hairline, James was still asked for ID to prove he was over 21 this past Friday while trying to watch the Orange Bowl at an Orlando bar.
LeBron James, who is eight years above the legal drinking limit at 29, was carded at an Orlando hotel bar Friday night while watching the Orange Bowl.
James didn't tell the employee who he was but was surprised to be carded. "Look at my beard!" he said.
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And this from Bleacher Report's Ethan J. Skolnick:
Now that he talked about it, I'll tweet it: strangest thing I've seen was LeBron getting carded at hotel bar last nt. Bartender was serious.
— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) January 4, 2014
When you're one of the most recognizable faces on the planet, it must be a shock to have someone ask you for proof of identification. Especially at a bar that regularly shows sports on its TVs. Though, maybe the bartender was under strict instructions to card everyone... or maybe he's just a Magic fan.