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LeBron James was seated on a throne during an online press conference in Orlando. Rather fitting, don't you think?
The man dubbed 'King James' sent social media into meltdown when footage emerged of him taking his rightful place on the throne while answering questions from amused reporters.
With most press unable to enter the NBA bubble of Walt Disney World, players and coaches have had to undertake their media obligations via Zoom calls.
Only this time, LA Lakers star James decided to mix things up a little.
LeBron, moments later with Frank Vogel sitting in a different, smaller chair. "Aw, they took away the throne!" :joy: https://t.co/nWo4pO0KIc
- Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) July 28, 2020
With LeBron's chair too low for the screen, it's understood surrounding staff acted fast and replaced it with a conveniently-placed throne from the Disney World hallway in which the teams were staying.
The three-time NBA champion was quick to respond when the media asked him if the move was intentional.
"Absolutely not. It's one of these hallway chairs everybody sits in," James chuckled.
Either way, intentional or not, the irony of the throne-like chair had reporters giggling and fans on social media in stitches.
After discussing his side's opening-day clash with local rivals the Clippers, James was quickly whisked away and replaced by Lakers head coach Frank Vogel.
But unlike the 16-time All Star, Vogel was supplied with a regular stool for his online press conference - not King James' royal chair.
And as the duo were swapping positions, LeBron hilariously said: "Ahhh, they took away the throne!"
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Kyle Goon
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