LeBron James Plays Online Poker

In video with Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem

by , Sep 23, 2009 | 9:11 am

A new video came out yesterday … the long-awaited premiere of “Forever” by Drake (featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem) … which apparently is the second single off the soundtrack to More than a Game, a forthcoming documentary about LeBron James.

Check out how the video starts … an awkwardly cut opening with LeBron in a limo playing online poker (on PokerStars). Can’t quite tell what stakes he’s playing for, but his screen name is “RealLebron”, and he appears to be playing a short-stacked heads-up tourney (against “Royal 00’/”). Blinds are 10/20 … the little blind calls and the NBA star smiles, seemingly ready to move all-in for 970 more with pocket 4s.


Then you realize he must be multi-tabling, playing a 6-handed cash game, too … then, PokerStars cameo complete, the real song begins.

4 Comments to “LeBron James Plays Online Poker ”

  1. California Jen

    Is it just me, or does Drake sound a lot like Jeff Madsen rapping?

  2. ClarkMatt

    Fantastic write up, Dan! I didn’t even look that closely.

    Jen – pls take that back 🙂

  3. California Jen

    Hahaha – sorry Matt. Truth.

  4. Kevin Mathers

    Both tournaments were play money tournaments on Stars (props to a random person on 2+2 for posting):

    PokerStars Tournament #197382140, No Limit Hold’em
    Buy-In: 300/20
    2 players
    Total Prize Pool: 600
    Tournament started 2009/09/21 17:52:11 ET
    Tournament finished 2009/09/21 18:17:14 ET
    1: Royal.00’/ (Stuttgart), 600 (100%)
    2: RealLebron (new york)

    PokerStars Tournament #195925671, No Limit Hold’em
    6 players
    Tournament started 2009/09/16 11:30:00 ET
    Tournament finished 2009/09/16 13:49:03 ET
    1: RealLebron (new york),
    2: 1DrizzyDrake (New York),
    3: RealLilWayne (New York),
    4: RealKanyeWes (New York),
    5: mad-0-bomber (New York),
    6: TheRelapse2 (new york),