Olympian Lauren Perdue is one of America’s top swimmers, but she’s making even more based on some Tweets she sent out – about LeBron James.
Just before the Olympics, Perdue, who competes today in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, wrote, “Lebron James just invited me to dinner… Um wuuuutttt?!?”
Around that time, this photo showed up on Perdue’s Instagram account. That is most definitely LeBron James, NBA champion and Team USA member:
Lauren told the Charlotte Observer today that before the Games began, the “Dream Team” hung out with the swimmers at a USA Olympic function.
At that point, LeBron did indeed invite Perdue to dinner.
“He was kind of joking,” she said. “But he was basically like, ‘Would you like to eat with me at the dining hall?’ And I said, ‘Um, I’m sorry, I have a curfew.'”
“So I turned [LeBron] down, yeah.”
While unexpected, the request seems harmless enough, and it’s unfair to assume any sleazy intent by LeBron, who is engaged to Savannah Brinson.
It’s just the dining hall, a very public place. Don’t expect him in Kobe’s doghouse anytime soon … unless Savannah is taking cues from Vanessa Bryant.