LeBron James will start at Le Mans!

LeBron James will start at Le Mans!

For the centenary of the legendary endurance race, the organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans have announced that NBA star LeBron James will give the start this Saturday.

No doubt he would have preferred to be in the middle of the NBA Finals this weekend, but LeBron James has been on vacation for two weeks after watching his Lakers be beaten 4-0 by Denver in the Western Conference Finals. And the NBA superstar will make a detour to France, since it is he who will start the 62 competitors in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which will be the centenary edition, Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

“There is nothing like seeing and experiencing sport at its highest level. It is an honor for me to participate in this historic moment in motorsport and to contribute to the celebration of the centenary of one of the greatest sporting events in the world. I can’t wait to start this iconic race and see the world-class drivers compete on the iconic Le Mans track,” said the Lakers player, coveted by the Dallas Mavericks via Kyrie Irving. , according to the latest information of the day.

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“I am delighted to welcome LeBron James on the occasion of the Centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and thank him very sincerely for accepting the role of Starter, rejoiced for his part the president of the Automobile Club of the West Pierre Fillon. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is known throughout the world and has, in its history, always welcomed big names from all walks of life. LeBron James is a true sports legend and has a track record and a list of records that command admiration. We can’t wait to introduce him to the unique atmosphere that reigns on the circuit and the enthusiasm aroused by the Centenary of the greatest endurance race in the world. It will obviously not be the first time that an international personality has given the start of the legendary race, since Brad Pitt (2016), Rafael Nadal (2018), Alain Delon (1996), Georges Pompidou (1972) or Steve McQueen (1971) did so before him.

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