Basketball nice LeBron James would be the official starter when the 24 Hours of Le Mans sports activities automobile race celebrates its centenary this weekend, organizers of the endurance basic stated Monday.
The Los Angeles Lakers ahead, the NBA’s main profession scorer and a four-time champion, joins an inventory of movie star starters who’ve carried out the ceremonial position over the many years.
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt was the starter in 2016, and Steve McQueen lowered the French flag to start out the race in 1971, the 12 months he starred within the film “Le Mans.”
“King James” will unleash the 62-strong subject Saturday.
“There’s nothing like seeing and experiencing sports activities at their highest stage,” the 38-year-old stated.
“It is an honor for me to be a part of this historic second in motorsport and assist rejoice the centenary of one of many largest sporting occasions on the planet.”
James is a associate in Fenway Sports activities Group, which co-owns the RFK Racing NASCAR staff.
The U.S.-based inventory automobile sequence is celebrating its seventy fifth anniversary and has a particular entry at Le Mans pushed by seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, 2009 Method One champion Jenson Button and 2010 Le Mans winner Mike Rockenfeller.