6’9 LeBron James and Magic Johnson nearly ‘squared up’ with Chris Tucker at church

Nithin Joseph
|Published August 19, 2022

Chris Tucker is one of the funniest people in the world. However, he wasn’t laughing when he sat next to LeBron James in church!

In 2003, the Cleveland Cavaliers drafted perhaps the greatest physical specimen and player in NBA history. The franchise selected hometown hero LeBron James with the first overall pick.

Standing at 6’9″ and weighing close to 250 pounds, King James has been in peak condition from the moment he laced up his sneakers.

Now entering his 20th season in the NBA at the age of 37, LeBron seems to be aging like fine wine. He has no intention of retiring anytime soon, and given his fitness levels, why should he?

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Safe to say, James’ work ethic and his dedication to being in top form have won him many fans. However, not everyone is a fan of his physical gifts. In fact, comedian Chris Tucker got into a fight with him over his towering figure.

Chris Tucker got angry with LeBron James because of his height and almost started a fight with him in church

In 2019, LeBron James made the decision to take his talents to the Western Conference, joining the LA Lakers in free agency. A blockbuster move for the Lakers, who hadn’t had a real star since Kobe Bryant.

As a show of good faith, then GM, Magic Johnson decided to show the King around his new kingdom. They even stopped by a church and attended the service.

Among the congregation was comedian Chris Tucker, and he wasn’t happy to see LeBron or Magic. The two giants decided to sit in the front row, blocking Chris’ view. In fact, it nearly led to a fight between Tucker and James, as the former recalled!

Luckily for the Rush Hour star, Magic Johnson was there to mediate the situation. Otherwise, there is no telling what would have happened to LeBron!

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Nithin Joseph

Nithin Joseph

Sports has been a huge part of Nithin's life ever since he was 10 years old. He is currently pursuing his MBA in Sports Management and as such has attempted to immerse himself in a variety of professional sports and sports leagues like the Premier League, NBA, and NFL. Having previously worked as a WWE content writer, Nithin now writes about the NBA, being a supporter of the Miami Heat and basketball as a sport.

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