LeBron James is as unselfish an NBA superstar that the game has ever seen, more than willing to get his teammates involved first.
Well, a month after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA title victory, King James has dished a priceless assist off the court to none other than Justin Bieber.
TMZ is reporting that James urged Bieber to reject a $5 million offer to perform at a Republican event during the GOP Convention last week in Cleveland. And the Biebs took King James's heed, turning down the offer. Salute to both LeBron and Justin.
According to TMZ, the show's promoter assured Bieber's camp that the event would not be political. But the show asking Bieber's management to not post Black Lives Matter banners nor say anything negative about Donald Trump said otherwise.
Wait ... it gets worse.
The show's promoter reportedly told Bieber that LeBron himself was going to attend a separate event in The Land to welcome the GOP without asserting his political views.
One problem with that — James wasn't scheduled to attend any such kind of event, so the promoter got caught out there with an alleged lie.
LeBron's camp then reached out to Bieber to let him know that he's not attending any GOP-related event, while urging the artist to reject the $5 million offer to perform at one, too.
TMZ adds that Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, is a huge Hillary Clinton supporter, having even held a fundraiser for her at his home, so he was against the Biebs performing at the event as well.
In the end, Bieber turned down the offer, wisely refusing to be a Republican pawn ... and seemingly commit career suicide.
Credit LeBron with the career-saving assist, which actually marks the second time in the past few months that King James has helped Bieber.
James leading his Cavs to a first-round sweep of the Detroit Pistons in April ensured that Bieber's concert at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland wouldn't need to be rescheduled.
The Biebs better bow down to King James!
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