LeBron James made sure the Miami Heat enjoyed a family atmosphere and a big meal on Thanksgiving despite being on the road. James hosted the two-time defending NBA champions for the big meal on Thursday in his hometown of Akron, Ohio
"As a team we would love to be here [in Miami] for the holiday and Christmas," James said, via Shandel Richardson of the Sun Sentinel. "We don't mind playing on those holidays, but we wish we could be here. I am happy that I'm able to do something for the team for Thanksgiving."
By the looks of the photos that James and his guests shared on Instragam, he was able to put together quite a spread for his teammates in his hometown.
Happy Thanksgiving to all the families from the Heatles! http://t.co/n2cHa9gEPL
Heat point guard Mario Chalmers showed off a picture of his plate and it looked like all the Thanksgiving staples were accounted for in Akron.
One plate down. Thanks to my big bro kingjames for the Midwest hospitality. Enjoy turkey day y'all http://t.co/QvIfgh21eP
— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) November 28, 2013
While every aspect of Thanksgiving feast at the James household looked top notch, LeBron singled out his wife's red velvet cake as being particularly delicious.
Asked about the team's Thanksgiving plans earlier in the week, Dwyane Wade described James' home as a "gotta-take-your-shoes-off-at-the-door type of house," according to NBC 6 South Florida.
He wasn't kidding.