LeBron James mimics Stevie Johnson, dances creepily
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • December 02, 2011 @ 7:00am
NBA star LeBron James, no stranger to the label of “villain” in his hometown, poked a little fun toward Stevie Johnson, the Bills’ wide receiver whose excessive celebration penalty mimicking the Plaxico Burress gun incident infuriated Bills fans and incurred a $10,000 fine from the NFL.
In a charity flag football game held in Akron, LeBron James’ team topped Kevin Durant’s 73-63. To celebrate one of his touchdown’s, the Miami Heat star imitated Stevie Johnson’s TD celebration, mock-shooting himself in the thigh, much like Burress did before he was arrested and incarcerated for violating gun laws. No word on whether or not David Stern will fine James.
While national analysts have suggested that the Bills cut ties with Johnson to portray him as an example of unacceptable immaturity for the rest of the league—we think this is ridiculous—at least he’s a far smoother dancer than his basketball counterpart.