LeBron James Starts Pregame Birthday Celebration| Plays Madden On SoFi Stadium Video Board, Sips Tequila With DJ Bamboozle

LeBron James Early Birthday Celebration SoFi, Wine
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James turns 38 on Dec. 30, and he’s gotten a jumpstart on the birthday celebrations. According to TMZ, James was able to play one of his favorite video games, “Madden,” on the video board at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. He got the hookup from his guy DJ Bamboozle.

“Happy Early bday gift from my guy DJ Bamboozle,” James wrote on Instagram. “Appreciate you, bro.”

What Happened At LeBron James Early Birthday Celebration?

Bron and Bamboozle played head-to-head, unclear who was the victor. But they sipped on Bron’s Lobos 1707 tequila.

We know Bron loves to play “Madden,” and he discussed his prowess on the video game on a recent episode of “The Shop.” He suggested Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay was peeping his playbook, due to the way Bron uses Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

“I think Coach McVay’s been looking at my playbook on Madden. Because I put him in dime coverage and I put him on the inside. I put him on a blitz, but then I hit the switch where I can put him on QB spy and I just roam him all over the field,” James said.

LeBron James Be Cappin’

The streets also know Bron to be someone that tells tall tales. Bron said he was up on Migos before they were even a group, he’s said “The Godfather” is his favorite movie but can’t quote a line. The list goes on and on.

Ramsey, who was a guest on “The Shop,” had a nice retort for the NBA legend.

“You been saw this, Bron. You know what they saying on Twitter right now,” said Ramsey. “Now, Bron, you know what they sayin’ on Twitter right now. They say you be cappin’.”

That was quite a gift from Bamboozle to Bron. But the “unofficial Lakers DJ” has had quite the meteoric rise.

Who Is DJ Bamboozle? 

Bamboozle, whose government name is Jeremy Adams, grew up with Jared Dudley, the former 14-year NBA veteran who played on the Lakers 2020 title team, and is now an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks. Dudley connected Bamboozle with the Lakers.

Pre-pandemic Bamboozle would meet the Lakers on the road and set up parties and be the DJ.

“I looked at their schedule before the season came out, and then evaluated my own,” Bamboozle said in a New York Post interview in June. “I wanted to be where the Lakers are. They’re showtime. They’re Hollywood. They’re synonymous with success.”

NBA players, by virtue of their fame, can’t really go out and unwind like regular people. While they do sometimes, they often need reserved spaces away from prying eyes where they can unwind and relax. If you can help players and teams do that and prove that you are a trustworthy person you are granted access to the inner circle.

“When you get to those positions, and you’re humble, people wish for your success. When you are loud and flamboyant and cocky, they’re like, ‘Wait, why is this person around us? How did he get here?’ I was like a little brother. In that, there comes vacations and dinners and birthday parties. All those types of things.”

Professional athletes have been hustled their entire lives, so it’s not easy for them to trust anyone outside their circle. But Bamboozle found a way to earn their trust, and now he’s one of Bron’s guys.