Even if you’re not a basketball fan, Game 6 of the NBA finals was a seriously gripping game. And even if Game 6 wasn’t your cup of tea, we can guarantee you can find something to love in Miami Heat star and all-star hottie LeBron James.
Rising to stardom straight out of high school, LeBron’s story was widely publicized for a minute, and it’s possible your boyfriend hates him for more sportsman reasons as a result. But we, honestly, just fell in love. We think things have cooled down enough to admit that he is constantly doing slam-dunks in our hearts.
What has LeBron been up to since, besides, obviously, basketball? Here are our six favorite reasons to love LeBron James.
6. He’s Funny!
Here’s the thing about being cocky: it often comes with being charming and witty. Have you seen LeBron on Saturday Night Live? He’s hilarious, and a fantastic straight man, too.
Take this video of Jason Sudeikis messing up a fictional NBA PSA: “I played high school ball! Point guard!”
And then there’s this baby-dunking gag from the 2007 ESPY awards, which has the two-fer of both seeing LeBron look adorable holding a child, and then... pretending to dunk a baby.
5. He’s Marrying His High School Sweetheart!
LeBron, even with all the stress of being an adolescent sports star, stuck with his gorgeous high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson, the whole way! The pair already have two children together, and they’re getting hitched this September.
They sent out these adorable Save-the-Date cards that features the growing family as caricatures. How fun do them seem, right?!
He’s obviously super in love with his bride-to-be still, too! Savannah is a regular feature on his Instagram with captions like, “I’m just saying. Need I say more”!
4. He Looks Hot in Glasses
See this photo of him and his lady love chillin’ with Beyonce and Jay-Z (!!) for proof. Dude knows how to wear a pair of specs, for real.
3. This Video of King James Dancing With No Shirt On
Did you see the Miami Heat’s Harlem Shake video? The best part was how LeBron’s kingly robes did not come with a shirt.
2. He Loves His Mama
LeBron posted this photo to his Instagram on his mom’s birthday with the caption: “Happy B-day to my inspiration, pride and joy. A women that gave me everything as a kid w/o having everything. I have no idea how u did it being a single parent. I love you forever and beyond Momma!!”
1. He Looks Great With or Without a Headband!
We’re going to take a controversial stance on Headbandgate 2013: LeBron looks fine with or without a headband, no matter what effect it had on Game 6. But we’re glad the accessory got a Twitter account out of the deal.