LeBron reports for jury duty

UPDATE:
According to the Akron Beacon Journal, James
— shockingly — was not selected for a trial and left
the Summit County Courthouse at about 10:30 a.m. ET.

Original story follows:

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and jury duty
— and the latter even applies when you’re the
world’s best basketball player.

On Thursday morning, LeBron James answered the call to do his
civic duty and report to the local courthouse to sit in a jury
pool, according to a photo posted to his Instagram account:

The photo came along with the caption, “Jury duty time. Time to
serve my civic duty.”

LeBron isn’t the first prominent hoops star to be assigned
jury duty. In 2009, Kobe Bryant showed up
and was later excused from jury duty in Santa
Ana, Calif.

Said Bryant, at the time: “Everyone has to do their duty …
This is important. You have to take it seriously. I don’t
think anybody wants to do jury duty, but it’s your
responsibility.”

Something tells me LeBron’s stay in the jury pool will be
as short-lived as Kobe’s, but the idea of him being picked to
serve is certainly funny to think about, and it’s good to see
him showing up. Contempt charges are no joke.