Texas man’s family uses LeBron James jerseys to decorate his funeral


(Evan Vucci/AP)

LeBron James stirs a lot of passion in a lot of people, but perhaps the Cleveland Cavaliers star had no bigger fan that Christopher Coronado, who died last month in a car wreck. The 28-year-old admired James so much that his family outfitted his funeral with James memorabilia, including jerseys, T-shirts, photos signs and more.

In a turn of events only possible in the 21st century, Coronado’s friends and family have been posting pictures of the funeral and sending messages to James on Instagram and Twitter in an attempt to get his attention.

(H/t: NBC Sports)

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.

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Marissa Payne · August 8, 2014