LeBron James showed he had some dance moves at ESPN’s “ESPYS” awards show with his Bobby Brown skit. He’ll get another chance to ham it up when he hosts “Saturday Night Live” this Saturday (10:30 p.m., KFOR-4).
“I’m going to just wing it,” LeBron said during a conference call.
“SNL” producer Lorne Michaels thinks James will do well with the show, noting LeBron’s humorous Nike ads, in which he plays four versions of himself, and his “ESPY’s” role.
“You can tell when someone has a sense of humor or a least enough perspective on themselves to able to laugh at stuff,” Michaels said.
Other athletes who have hosted the show include LeBron’s boyhood idol, Michael Jordan, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning appeared on the show last season and other stars like Joe Montana and Wayne Gretzky.
Michaels said he believes athletes have been successful on the show because they’re fearless.
“They’re used to being in front of a large group of people and not knowing how it’s going to turn out,” Michaels said.