Samsung's LeBron app gives you all the LeBron James news you can handle

NBA fans with a Samsung device can now enjoy an exclusive official LeBron James app. Through the app titled simply LeBron, users can keep an eye on photos and videos he shares of his daily routine, follow his live scores and stats from NBA playoffs, tune in to some of his favorite music, and otherwise get a peek into his personal life. The app is available right now for the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, and Galaxy Note 3.

Now, I'm not a basketball guy. I gather LeBron is a pretty big deal, but it's hard to take someone seriously when they call themselves The King, no matter how good they are. Should Samsung be more mindful of which celebrities they endorse, or is LeBron a good fit for their marketing?

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There are 46 comments

iamalquarles says:

I really liked Samsung until I saw this, now you lost my support.....lol

keith2k1 says:

You should have stopped supporting Samsung long before this

By way of Nexus 4 with Milk Music

jaeskill says:

I wasn't sure if you were trolling after reading your comment... you know who owns the Milk Music app that you freely advertise in your signature right?

"By way of Nexus 4 with Milk Music"

Stay in school kids!

brendilon says:

Stay in school and drink your Milk!

Seriously though, a Lebron James app? How freaking ridiculous can you get?

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"it's hard to take someone seriously when they call themselves The King" Basically
and he's a bit of a cry baby.

blazer236ix says:

Lmao someone sounds jealous

AOSPrevails says:

"Not 5, Not 6, Not 7..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT-I8jQDQ7c

Last time I count he only have 2, wake me up when he gets to 8 rings.

blazer236ix says:

He's gonna have 3 in 4 seasons. Hold your horses kid.

DoubleA319 says:

Please don't do that. Every athlete is a "cry baby" whether your name is Kobe, or LeBron or Tom Brady etc. They all do it.
And also, when has anyone ever heard LeBron refer to himself as the King.... Have u heard him do so Simon? These nicknames aren't self imposed people...

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Apaca1ypse says:

On several occasions he has used the "King James" moniker publicly. He did not create it, but he certainly has embraced it. But why wouldn't he? It's his biggest payday.

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Warrenisit says:

He has "King James" on the back of his jersey while playing. You think someone forces him to wear that? He's awesome but WAY overrated!

lbccpt says:

That was in the NBA nickname game. All the players on both teams heat v. Nets had nicknames on the back.

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That's just not true...have you ever been a competitive athlete, because that statement is really dumb! Every athlete means every single one! And, when you say "cry baby", you're talking about the wimpiest of human beings in the world. Now with that said, when is the last time you've stood in the way of a 250 lb man running at nearly full speed with the capability of jumping over 10 feet in order to slam a ball through a cylinder...?
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Gozeta says:

He's good and all, but I dont think he's a cry baby, just way too cocky,

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brendilon says:

Cocky and a crybaby. He can't go to the hoop without traveling.

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DuStU says:

LeBron did not create the name. Announcers did in Ohio in his high-school days when his teams where unbeatable. Espn ran with it so did LeBron. It's now a huge marketing tool.

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DoubleA319 says:

+6

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killakel77 says:

And don't forget the Note 3. It also works on this device

montecarlo48 says:

Another reason to never buy a Samsung product

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Argh says:

Yeah, I'm never going to buy a Samsung product (particularly not a washing machine), knowing that there is an exclusive optional app available for some of their phones that nobody is forced to install.

brendilon says:

Or, y'know, because the money you give them is going into the pocket of the guy they're endorsing. Or the So-fascist-chi Olympics.

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seanjenkins says:

You're so right. Better return that 85" 4k TV.

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lbccpt says:

Lol the Bron haters will say anything to diss him. He has the #1 selling Jersey in the NBA.

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brendilon says:

#1 jersey? Really? Who gives a shit?

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Google10 says:

Wouldn't this just be the ESPN app?

Haha

NickLippert says:

Seems weird to have an app just to follow one player. Having one for a specific team makes a little more sense but still a pretty narrow focus.

tdizzel says:

I now officially hate Samsung

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deeb215 says:

The Player Haters Ball up in here.

YA KNOW! I ain't ever seen so many haters, but then again pseudo athletes and geeks are the majority of the readers on this site!

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brendilon says:

James is an easy guy to hate. He's a whiney a-hole. You didn't see folks hating on Jordan, Magic or Bird be cause they weren't a-holes.

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deeb215 says:

Are you serious? Everybody you named has done a dick move at some point in their NBA career, on or off the court. Take off your blinders the facts are definitely out there. Samsung and James make a great team now that I think of it. James is doing for the Heat what Samsung has done for Android, increase the win. No matter how much you win there's going to be people who dislike you though. That's evident.

SkinsFan1987 says:

I don't get the hate for Samsung on this. I don't get the hate for an app that's not mandatory to install, either. But, what do I know?

seanjenkins says:

Clearly more than a lot of the weirdos here

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DAS says:

+1000. Your comment

If people don't like an app then they should not install it. I personally have no interest in the app, but for those that like Lebron, and have a Samsung phone, then it's a great option to have.

tdizzel says:

I didn't realize that i can only hate an app if I'm forced to install it. Thanks for clearing that up

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SkinsFan1987 says:

Hate it all you want; I don't care. I just said I don't get the hate for it.

But, hey; do you.

Meh. I get enough of this guy on BSPN.

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Cubfan says:

I'm going to smash my Samsung phone now.

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s2weden2000 says:

L0L le` br0

... ( 0ppo F5) ...

Donald Sterling needs this app, since he like to keep certain people away from his home or games. :)

Quis89 says:

This article started off well and informative...until it rolled the red carpet out for all the haters. Smh. It's just an app. LeBron has fans...they will download it. If you're not a fan...don't download it. It's a pretty simple thought process.

zackmack7 says:

Samsung's Lebron commercials are actually not too bad. But this app is a little over the top lol

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chaloney says:

This story is all the lebron james news I can handle

chaloney says:

Omg, I made this comment and now Google now is finding lebron james stories for me to read!!!!

Rattso2005 says:

Who cares!

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