LeBron James will host Thanksgiving dinner for the Miami Heat at his northeast Ohio home.
The Heat, who visit the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday, altered their postgame travel schedule so James could host Thanksgiving at his house.
“We would have loved to have been here for the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas being here in Miami,” James said, via the Associated Press. “We don’t mind playing on those holidays. Wish we could have been here, but I am happy that I’m able to do something for the team for Thanksgiving.”
James’ wife and his chef will split the cooking duties.
“We’re not at home with our families for Thanksgiving but it couldn’t work out any better that at least we could be in someone else’s home,” Dwyane Wade said. “And it’s a very nice home that we’re going to, so I’ll make sure I’ll put on the right clothes and the right socks, gotta-take-your-shoes-off-at-the-door type of house.”
James, a four-time NBA MVP who is shooting 61 percent from the field, 49 percent from 3-point range and 80 percent from the foul line told his teammates to dress casual for the dinner.
“I’m a great host,” James said. “It’s natural for me. I don’t mind giving guys what they want — what they deserve.”