Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 4:15 pm  |  38 responses

LeBron James Mad He’ll Miss Super Bowl to Play the Toronto Raptors

There’s a 2 p.m. tipoff in Toronto for the Heat and Raptors this Sunday, which means the players will miss out on much of the live broadcast of the Super Bowl. LeBron James, tongue firmly in cheek we can only assume, finds the whole thing “disgusting”. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “Like other teammates, James is upset that the 2 p.m. start against the Toronto Raptors means the team will miss a significant part, if not all, of the Super Bowl, with the Heat’s current team plane lacking satellite television or wi-fi service. ‘How disgusting is that?’ he said. The Heat cannot delay their return from Toronto, with a Monday game at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Charlotte Bobcats. ‘If the Cowboys were in the Super Bowl, I’d stay there for the game,’ he said of his passionate football rooting interest.”

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  • ByAnyMeansNecessary


  • zogs19994


  • RayJr

    Just have Spoelstra pull a Popovich and say he’s “injured” so he can watch.

  • ATL dynamite

    Lebron: We’re playing against the Raptors? Give me the win already!

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Sounds good. Pull a Pop.


    f u nucca. i payed 155$ to see u cats on sunday and u better be there.

  • Caboose

    Against the Raps, the Heat should play the NBA version of Jenga. How many players can you send home and still get the win? LeBron….Wade….Bosh…(ooh it’s starting to tip)…Ray-Oh! There it goes.

  • Bravo

    I’m in a private box so he better play

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    Crazy…lower bowl? I paid $90 to see the Lakers when they came last week and was pretty much in the nose bleeds.

  • respect

    All that money nd no one can put a tv in the plane!?….

  • Lloyd

    He better focus on the game he plays rather than the one he watches leisurely. Last time they almost let it slip against the Raps.

  • bike

    Jeeze LeBron. If your ‘team plane’ doesn’t have satellite tv or wireless then charter a private jet with all the trimmings. Get Riley on the horn and make it happen.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    haha great idea

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    skip the game bron!

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    If Rudy Gay will be suiting up for that game, LeBron’s mindset will change a little. Needs to focus on Rudy. Alan Anderson and Landry Fields? Not so much.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Anyone who has a problem with this…get over it. Millions of people will be watching the Super Bowl or will want to be…NBA players are no different.

  • MikeC.

    It’s not like anyone’s going to miss the Superbowl to watch a Raptors game. Fake an injury.

  • Redd

    Sucks to be Canadian.

  • The Fury

    Start preparing for that 250k fine Heat management. lol

  • KBM

    How so?

  • robb

    It’s the raptors Lebron, I think you can skip that one.

  • Redd

    It doesn’t, I just enjoy making fun of zogs.

  • kas

    And the whole Slam enjoys making fun of you, so you and Zogs have that in common.

  • zogs19994


  • The Mauve Avenger

    This was so smart of the NBA, the Canadians don’t care about the NFL, so send the reigning champs up there to pack the arena. No way that’ll happen in the states during the Super Bowl

  • Jerome

    Just when I was starting to think LeBron was alright. What a pampered primaBronna.

  • soleminded

    I think there might be two more games that day

  • Conor

    $117 for upper bowl. Still had a good angle to watch them a week before they became an actual team. smh

  • Redd

    They do? Only nobodies like u who I never have tlked to attempt to be childish idiots . HAH

  • Redd

    You’re clearly a white boy lost in a trailer park.

    Only weird white kids say mom jokes &..lame Canadians. (yes zogs that’s you)

  • kas

    Lololol you get owned daily around here by everyone. lol @ you using the term nobodies like this is high school, fool. Ain’t no popularity contests. If there was one you’d win top wannabe of Slam. D!ckriding Caboose lmfao. “Caboose, ur awesome. I wish people respected my opinion like urs. Too bad I’m the dumb blonde of Slam”. A lot of people think ur slow.

  • juice all star

    I say ya mama jokes regularly, I’m black, and I’ve never seen a trailer up close. His comment was still funny. You have a problem with Canadians and I bet you never even left your state. Do u even own a passport? I been to T. Dot plenty of times. It’s better than that cesspool called Chicago. Way better in every way. And the people are smarter.

  • Giant Jeff

    PVR it, Bron! I like when I have to work during large sporting events, and have to avoid all technilogical/social outlets until I can get home. It makes for an interesting challenge!

  • pposse


  • pposse

    why can’t they just delay the flight until after the superbown? Or fly the next day??

  • Redd

    I do? Who?

    I’d say nobody since I don’t much care, white people say the ‘darn’dest’ things.

  • VictorDeLaWood

    Yeah… yo momma jokes are old and used up… Just like yo momma!!

  • Rob

    you guys are idiots…….The heat are watching the Superbowl at the Real Sports Bar in Toronto right after the game