Monday marked the three-year anniversary of LeBron James’ infamous television special to announce that he was taking his talents to South Beach. Amazingly, Kanye West was in the room when James broke the news to the world, but unlike everyone else who was tuned in or in attendance, Yeezy was apparently super-bored by the whole thing and passed out. Courtney Cox, a former ESPN staffer, has the story (via FanSided): “Most of the guests were seated, comprised of high-level execs primarily from Disney and the Boys and Girls Club. I didn’t know most of the people present, but one of the higher-level faces I did recognize approached me concerned. He asked me about which seats were taken and if we could get more. Nervous about shutting down someone that could get me fired, I played it safe and tried to dodge the awkward responsibility of assigning seats. He whispered softly, ‘Kanye West is here and I don’t know where to seat him.’ Mind you, this is not long after the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, where Kanye gave Taylor Swift the business in his infamous ‘I’mma let you finish’ speech. All I can think about is ‘Ye approaching the set, snatching the mic and saying, ‘Yo LeBron. I’m really happy for you. I’mma let you finish, but Michael Jordan had one of the best careers of all time.’ So I ask the high-level face, ‘Are there any seats in the back we can find?’ thinking that the further back he sits, the greater my chances of properly wrapping up when I tackle him on his way to the limelight. He said, ‘How about those three seats on the third row?’ […] So Kanye walks in with no entourage, just a couple of people, and now I’m thinking he’s either here because he was at the wedding rehearsal for Carmelo Anthony and LaLa, or he was the Chicago representative picked to show out when LeBron chose the Bulls. To this day, I’m still not sure why he was in the building. I spend the first 15 minutes or so honed in on ‘Ye’s every move. He seems chill, he’s wearing his glasses indoors, and he’s not making sudden moves. I forget he’s there until one of the camera operators says, ‘I think Kanye West fell asleep.’ At the biggest non-sporting sports event in a while, Kanye West fell asleep before anyone announced anything. He was doing the church/school head nod and everything. Wake up, Mr. West. He would eventually wake up and leave well before The Decision ended.”
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