LeBron James: NBA's Biggest Loser Has His Cake but Won't Eat It

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistJanuary 4, 2012

DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 25:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat at American Airlines Center on December 25, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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While it is fine and dandy that LeBron James got engaged to his longtime girlfriend on his 27th birthday, the real story is being lost.

LBJ disrespected a cake maker.

Alethea Hickman, owner of Passion for Pastry, was asked to make a cake for LeBron and his party by the Shelborne South Beach Hotel. After putting together what was estimated as a $3,000 cake, James and his people decided to stiff arm that cake and bring their own.

LBJ is so deep in how he rolls that they even come prepared with five-layer cakes covered in gold. That’s just how they do.

The Cake LBJ Used
The Cake LBJ Used

Despite the pastry chef feeling left out and unloved, the hotel's managing principal Jared Galbut told FoxSports.com about his situation:

It just wasn't what was expected. When LeBron's people saw it, they just didn't want to use it and decided to bring their own cake. I can't tell LeBron James what birthday cake to eat. It's LeBron James, for Christ's sake.


What is the manager of a hotel going to do when LeBron James doesn’t want to use the cake they got for him? It isn’t his fault that the cake looked like it was put together by a preschool class.


That’s why if this ever does somehow become a court battle, this pastry owner will lose like LBJ in the finals. Her cake was terrible and if I were LeBron James about to propose to my girl, I wouldn’t want that gaudy atrocity anywhere near the photographs.

Those are lifetime memories that don’t need to be ruined by a Mickey Mouse cake.

To be the bigger man, LeBron should apologize and accept another cake from the baker, but this time, just donate it to a homeless shelter or something. That way he looks like a class act and the cake maker gets the publicity she so desires. Or she can just enjoy the hoopla I'm making.

I am proud of you, LeBron, don’t settle for cakes like you settle for jumpers.

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