Chrissy Teigen Starts Basketball Rumor About LeBron James And It Ends Up Being True
Chrissy Teigen’s not just a model, TV personality, amazing cook with a penchant for delicious recipes, and Queen of Twitter who shuts trolls down by reminding them of her net worth, she’s also a clairvoyant.
Or at least an unintentional one.
Teigen recently became an accidental Nostradamus after tweeting that she wanted to start some basketball rumors
People were immediately interested in whatever trouble she was going to start. Because, knowing Teigen, it would be hilarious. Some got in on the action and served up some suggestions of their own.
Teigen ultimately settled on this extremely improbable one: that she spot LeBron James at an embroidery shop in Los Angeles getting his name put on a Jersey.
I’m at a small embroidery shop in downtown LA and lebron is here with a blank Lakers jersey? Trying to get a pic
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 1, 2018
Now this was before it was officially announced that “The King” would leave the Cavs to go to another franchise. The league’s top player can have his choice of any team in the NBA and any one would be happy to have him.
Now there was a lot of talk of LeBron going to the Philadelphia 76ers or Boston Celtics…there weren’t many arguing that he’d head to LA. Yet here we are. And Teigen “called it” in a few hilarious tweets. She even provided “proof” of her made-up rumor.
Apparently some people didn’t get the memo beforehand and took Teigen’s claims seriously.
Which Teigen had the perfect response for.
As did many of her followers.
I heard he puts his own gas in his car as well…and picked up milk once. 😏
— Hear Me Roar (@HearMeRoar_99) July 2, 2018
Can confirm. Today I saw LeBron in a Los Feliz area sporting goods store purchasing a basketball.
— Tyler Schmall (@tylerschmall) July 2, 2018
I read that the team often gets together to have embroidery nights. They share their skills, offer support, everyone brings snacks. It’s a wonderful team-building exercise.
— Sheri Yasuna, Ph.D. (@SassyPsychDoc) July 2, 2018
All of the joking was tickling Twitter pink…but it only got better when it was officially announced that James had indeed joined the Lakers.
Now Teigen found herself in an amazing situation: there were a bunch of people who were in on the original joke, and some who honestly thought she had inside knowledge of James’ move to the Lakers.
Which she found absolutely hilarious, of course.
It’s crazy to think that her joke actually came true.
Literally just told my husband “this is old news. Chrissy broke this this morning.”
— Rebecca Hutchinson (@rbhutch15) July 2, 2018
For everyone who honestly thought that Teigen’s tweet wasn’t in jest and LeBron actually went to an embroidery shop…
No amount of investigative journalism can beat just being at the right embroidery shop at the right time
— Keller (@KellerKristyna) July 2, 2018
The sheer notion that LeBron would be at an embroidery shop having to get his own name done on a Lakers jersey made me lol so hard
— BMW (@2legit2dunk) July 2, 2018
…bless your hearts.