Jamie Foxx Rumors
None other than actor and singer Jamie Foxx performing “You’ll Still Have Cleveland” dedicated to Cavs fans dealing with the NBA Finals lost to Golden State on Monday. Foxx, who spoke about his support for Cavs forward LeBron James with Kimmel, made references to the All Star forward as well as Cleveland natives Halle Berry, Drew Carey, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during his performance.
ESPN’s NBA Countdown crew really set Jamie Foxx up to fail on Wednesday night. Foxx—who is currently out promoting his new film, Sleepless—stopped by the set of the show during halftime of the Trail Blazers/Warriors game, and he was asked to take a look at a meme that Tracy McGrady had posted on his Instagram earlier in the night. That meme featured six NBA players—Hakeem Olajuwon, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Duncan, and Shaquille O’Neal—and the line, “Name the worst player in this picture.”
Foxx wasn’t the only one on the set who selected Kobe. Not surprisingly, Jalen Rose—who played a part in Kobe’s epic 81-point game in 2006—did, too. But Foxx provided his answer so quickly that, within just minutes, NBA fans were going in on him on social media for picking Kobe. They didn’t appreciate his explanation for choosing him, and they essentially told Foxx to stick to acting over talking hoops.
Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade discussed what it was like growing up as an underdog with actor Jamie Foxx in a video with Variety and Mercedes-Benz USA. “I was always the underdog, and it was OK because I embraced that,” Wade said. That just pushed me and pushed me, and even getting drafted fifth pick in the NBA I was still an underdog.”