LeBron James and his ghostwriter did a marvelous job on the superstar’s Sports Illustrated essay announcing ‘The Decision 2″–LeBron’s move back to Cleveland. The LeBron return is the best sports narrative in a long while, perfectly orchestrated too. (Coming home is so integral to the great mythology of sports that in baseball it’s the whole idea!) But for such a multimedia world, LeBron chose a very old school medium–print!–to wax eloquent about going back to his old digs. No music, no TV lights, not even a voice. But media abhors a vaccuum and the comedian Frank Caliendo helpfully filled in this oversight by reading LeBron’s entire essay aloud–using the voice of Morgan Freeman!
Freeman, of course, narrates all Hollywood films–or wait, it only seems that way. And he specializes in going home flicks too, from The Shawshank Redemption to March of the Penguins. It’s a perfect match of talent and material–all the way around. Caliendo really knocks it out of the park. And when you do that? Home again you go.