Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player LeBron James arrives with his wife Savannah for a special screening of his film, "Trainwreck" in Akron.
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James earned himself some praise from movie critics with his performance in Trainwreck. In the movie James, as himself, plays Aaron’s (Bill Hader) best friend.
New York Times movie critic Manohla Dargis wrote, "The looming appearance of LeBron James, who plays himself as well as Aaron’s odd-couple-like best friend, may be a heat-seeking gimmick (he’s the movie’s biggest star), but he’s a surprisingly limber comic presence."
And Moira McDonald of the Seattle Times, wrote: "LeBron James, playing himself, is very, very funny. (Maybe sports fans knew this already? I didn’t. But, seriously, if that basketball thing doesn’t work out, someone should get this guy his own rom-com; his exuberance and timing, particularly when he suddenly starts quoting Kanye West, are terrific.)"