After witnessing his favorite college football team Ohio State’s defeat in the Orange Bowl, LeBron James probably tried to drown his sadness with a drink at an Orlando hotel bar Friday night (Jan. 3). The 29-year-old reigning NBA MVP and self-proclaimed King was reportedly asked to show identification upon ordering his drink, like a sneaky high school teenager. A writer for Bleacher Report was said to have witnessed the incident.
Now that he talked about it, I’ll tweet it: strangest thing I’ve seen was LeBron getting carded at hotel bar last nt. Bartender was serious.
— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) January 4, 2014
According to the Miami Herald, James didn’t play the celeb card on the employee but was shocked to be carded, saying “Look at my beard!” Surely his talents will be recognized when he and his home team take on the New Orlean Pelicans on Tuesday, Jan. 7.