LeBron James Jokes: 12 Best LeBron Jokes Following Heat Finals Loss

Ethan Norof@ethan_norofCorrespondent IJune 17, 2011

LeBron James Jokes: 12 Best LeBron Jokes Following Heat Finals Loss

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    The LeBron James jokes have been flowing since the Miami Heat lost the 2011 NBA Finals.

    The Dallas Mavericks definitely deserve credit for their incredible play when it mattered most, but most of the attention was fixated on James' inability to come through in the clutch.

    With just about everyone attempting to come up with the best LeBron zinger, let's highlight some of the better ones currently floating around.

12. Matisyahu Comparison

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    Joke: Matisyahu isn't the only King without a crown.

    Matisyahu's "King Without a Crown" is an awesome reggae jam, but I'm guessing he never could have imagined that he'd be talked about in the same sentence as LeBron James as a result.

    Regardless, it appears that the musical wonder isn't the one missing a critical accessory.

11. McDonald's

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    Joke: Have you heard about McDonald's serving the new McBrons? If you eat it during the fourth quarter, you're guaranteed to choke!

    Doesn't the McBron sound like something you might order off the menu?

    Just make sure you're not going home to catch the end of a close one when you take the first bite.

10. J.J. Barea Comparison

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    Joke: In Games 4 and 5 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James scored 25 points; that's the exact same number that Mavericks guard J.J. Barea scored in the same two games.

    There isn't much of a punch line to this one...oh wait, of course there is.

    J.J. Barea, who is no taller than 5'7", matched the scoring output of LeBron James, who is considered the most talented player in the league.

    I guess size doesn't matter to LeBron.

9. Change for a Dollar?

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    Joke: If you ask LeBron James for change for a dollar, he'll only give you three quarters in return.

    This one is almost too easy, but given LeBron's puzzling fourth-quarter performance in the NBA Finals, it's definitely worth noting.

    I don't think that James will be parking in a metered space anytime soon.

8. Scottie Pippen's Premature Comments

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    Joke: Scottie Pippen claims LeBron James has a chance to eclipse Michael Jordan as the greatest player of all time.

    I am guessing that Pippen would probably like the chance to retract his recent statement.

    With people calling LeBron more Scottie than Michael in light of his play, Pippen would be wise to distance himself as far as possible from this forgettable quote.

7. CPR Training

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    DALLAS, TX - JUNE 07:  Dwyane Wade #3 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat talk on court against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Four of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center on June 7, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledge
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    Joke: Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are taking CPR classes this summer, just in case LeBron chokes again next season.

    Unfortunately for the Heat, even the best lesson in CPR won't revive their chances of claiming the title in 2011.

    Hopefully for James and the team, Wade and Bosh will never have to use their newly-acquired skills.

6. The New Dos Equis XX Man

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    Joke: See photo.

    Could this be more epic? I would believe Dirk Nowitzki as the newest spokesman for the beer brand should they ever decide to replace the most interesting man in the world.

    This one is pure artwork, and every fan in Dallas is undoubtedly going to share this multiple times over the summer months.

5. LeBron James Version of the iPhone

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    Joke: Apple has just released the LeBron James iPhone. Only vibrates. No rings.

    This one certainly isn't new, as we heard the same thing after the Cavaliers lost in their only trip to the NBA Finals with James on the team.

    Having said that, it's still extremely relevant and incredibly funny, and it can definitely provide a chuckle to the right person.

4. 4th Quarter

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    Joke: See photo.

    When's the last time someone saw Dwyane Wade and LeBron James without one another?

    Where was LeBron when this photo was taken? Oh, that's right—it must've been late into the second half of the night...about 12 minutes before dessert came.

3. Why LeBron Didn't Go to College

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    Joke: LeBron James skipped college in order to avoid the finals.

    Because this is simply brilliant.

    There was no possible way that James was going to attend college considering how much hype he received as the consensus top pick, but it would've been interesting to see how he performed on his final exams when in school.

2. National LeBron James Day

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    MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on dejected against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees t
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    Joke: Today is national LeBron James Day—everyone gets out of work 12 minutes early!

    If James was allowed to check out before he finished collecting his salary, why can't we all have a break in our day?

    This is yet another play on James' inability to show up in the fourth quarter during the championship round, but this joke delivers much better than the rest.

1. LeBron's Book Release

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    Joke: LeBron James will release his autobiography as soon as he comes up with a title.

    I have to admit that I literally laughed out loud when reading this one, and that's why it sits atop this list in the premier spot.

    James would probably have a tough time coming up with an appropriate title considering that his legacy is rather undefined at this point, and it'll only truly begin if and/or when he wins his first championship.

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