James was invited to be the guest of Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones to watch their victory over the Giants in his luxury suite. LeBron posted a picture with the infamous owner on Instagram with the hastags #OneOfTheGreatestOwnersOfAllTime and #GoCowboys. James was even seen sporting a Cowboys ball cap to represent his support of Jerry’s boys.
However, James was booed when shown on the jumbotron during a timeout in the second half. He tried to show his fellow Dallas fans that he came in peace by taking off his cap and pointing to the logo, but that didn’t seem to phase the sellout crowd at AT&T Stadium.
The animosity towards James most likely sprung from LBJ’s run to the finals with his Heat in 2011, when they lost to the Dallas Mavericks. It seemed as though many fans still had a distaste in their mouth for the city’s NBA opponent then, even though their team did eventually prevail.
I don’t think James was too disheartened by his reception though, as he was allowed to toss the pigskin around with friends on the field after midnight, and even posted a picture on Instagram of himself dunking the football, joking “Would definitely be my 1st TD celebration!”
So the Cowboys got the win and James got to live out his dream of playing tight end for “America’s Team.” All booing aside, I would say it was a good night for everyone involved.