LeBron James used to root for the Yankees. He’s admitted it in the past. But that’s just something every winner has to flirt with — a natural attraction to other great winners, and the Yankees’ illustrious history has its allure for champs like LeBron. But LeBron put his immature Yankees affection behind him long ago, says the evidence, at least long before his hometown Cleveland Indians were good enough to make LeBron’s fandom an issue. (Remember, the Indians were the inspiration for Major League.)
But while Yankees fans troll the Indians ahead of their playoff series with an old photo of LeBron holding up a Yankees cap, Tribe fans can answer definitively that LeBron James is all in on the Cleveland Indians. Despite this…
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 5, 2017
Have a look at LeBron shouting out his Cleveland Indians brothers all the way through the World Series last year.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 15, 2016
Rootin’ for the Tribe? How about inspiring the Tribe:
LeBron to Indians fans: “Believe something Cleveland: It’s always us against the world.” pic.twitter.com/uXbHtBLpWF
— Alysha Tsuji (@AlyshaTsuji) October 7, 2016