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LeBron Praised For "Stellar Comedic Turn" In Upcoming Apatow Film "Trainwreck"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15

Audiences "will surely flip" for Cavaliers F LEBRON JAMES ' "stellar comedic turn playing a version of himself" in the upcoming film " TRAINWRECK ," according to Sara Vilkomerson of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. Director JUDD APATOW said, "It's not just a cameo. It's a real role and he kills in ever...

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