From the NBA to the racetrack: LeBron James will give the starting signal at the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans | The USA Print

LeBron James, NBA star.

LeBron James, NBA star.

LeBron James, NBA star.

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The iconic player of the NBA and Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James will one day change the basketball courts to enter the centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the race trackwhere it will give the starting signal when it starts on Saturday in the city of the same name in France.

In this way, the four-time NBA champion, will be one of the main protagonists of the maximum resistance test of the automotive world in a more than special editionsomething that both the player of the Californian team and the organizers are delighted about.

I am delighted to welcome LeBron James on the occasion of the Centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and I thank you very sincerely for having accepted the role of giving the start, “said the president of the ACO, Pierre Fillon, in the note.

For his part, LeBron James expressed that for him “It is an honor to participate in this historic moment in motorsport and contribute to the celebration of the centenary of one of the biggest sporting events in the world”.

The top scorer in NBA history, will join a constellation of stars, both in sports and entertainment, who have had the honor of marking the start of this competition throughout its history, although being the centenary of the same, it is evident that there will be greater expectations.

Among the other celebrities who have given the flag at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, names such as the tennis player Rafael Nadal (2018) or the actors Brad Pitt (2018) and Alain Delon (1996), as indicated by the Automobile Club del Oeste (ACO), organizer of the test, in a statement.

LeBron comes from a difficult season at the basketball level in which some injuries prevented him from showing his best version, however, the team had enough talent to advance to the ‘playoffs’ where They beat Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors, but were then eliminated by Nikola Jokic’s Denver Nuggets.

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