The first episode of the new game show The Wall aired earlier this week and the contestants won over $1.3 million, which executive producer LeBron James delivered to their home… in cash!
The basketball player showed up at John and Angel Whorton‘s home with two big bags of cash and hand delivered the massive prize to them. The couple assured the star’s fans that the money would be going straight to the bank and would not be kept in the home.
The Whortons happened to live in the LeBron‘s hometown of Akron, so it was the perfect opportunity for him to visit them over the holidays!
“Christmas is the season for giving. Ever seen $1.3 million in cash hand delivered to an amazing family? Merry Christmas everyone! #TheWallonNBC #StriveForGreatness #RWTW,” LeBron captioned the below video on Instagram.
Jay-Z is all smiles while posing on stage alongside LeBron James and his award during the 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony held at Barclays Center on Monday (December 12) in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
“He is a dedicated family man, who married his childhood sweetheart, Savannah. Has three lovely children, the son who honors and worships his mother, Gloria. The friend who put his pose in position – we know where we come from! The only difference between us and someone who has their MBA… is opportunity,” the 47-year-old rapper expressed. “LeBron James has provided his friends with that opportunity. But, tonight we say thank you. Not just for your commitment to basketball, but for all you’ve done for the community. And thank you for how you’ve enriched the lives of all those around you. You messed around and got a triple double in real life – I wrote that joke myself.”
Michael was honored as the greatest Olympian of all time by fellow Olympian gymnast Aly.
“For me being able to have one more year where I came back and finished things exactly how I wanted,” Michael said during his speech. “I know there are some people out there who know what that feels like, I feel like I’m on top of the world. I was able to get married this year, have my first child. I literally feel like the luckiest man in the world.”
Watch the full ceremony below…
Sportsperson Of The Year 2016 | SPOTY 2016 | Sports Illustrated
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There are two very different entertainment properties titled The Wall coming soon and both of the trailers were just released!
One project is NBC’s new game show The Wall, which is being produced by LeBron James and hosted by Chris Hardwick, and features teams answering questions and sending balls down a giant wall to land in various dollar amounts. Correctly answered questions get a green ball and those values are added to the team’s total and red balls fall when questions are answered incorrectly, with those values deducted from the total.
Another project titled The Wall is the upcoming psychological thriller movie starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena. The film follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them. Their fight becomes as much a battle of will and wits as it is of lethally accurate marksmanship.
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“When I look at this year’s presidential race, it’s clear which candidate believes the same thing. Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty. And when I think about the kinds of policies and ideas the kids in my foundation need from our government, the choice is clear,” the 31-year-old basketball player said. “That candidate is Hillary Clinton.”
“I support Hillary because she will build on the legacy of my good friend, President Barack Obama. I believe in what President Obama has done for our country and support her commitment to continuing that legacy,” LeBron added.
LeBron James plays the Wastebasket Challenge with Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on her talk show, airing on Wednesday (September 7).
The 31-year-old basketball player talk about how winning the NBA Championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers felt.
“It felt a lot different,” LeBron said. “Two years ago I decided to go back home and my main goal was to bring a championship to a place that hasn’t seen one in over 50 plus years and to be able to bring it back to the home town and do something that a lot of people did not expect. We believed in and it meant everything.”
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