LeBron James announced his decision to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers via a “letter” published earlier in July. It was an emotional, honest and down-to-earth letter that captured the attention of NBA fans—supporters and haters alike—in what was the highlight of the 2014 offseason.
It’s only apt that a popular American comedian and impressionist, Frank Caliendo delivered it with a twist—via Morgan Freeman’s voice:
Here’s your guide to the first part of the letter (via Sports Illustrated), so you can watch the video, hear Freeman’s voice while read it:
“Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.”
From start to finish, Caliendo’s delivery was, uh, very Morgan Freeman.
Caliendo’s career includes appearances in the television show MADtv and his own show Frank TV. His popular impressions on NFL commentator John Madden, actor William Shatner, former NBA players Charles Barkley and Bill Walton and comedian Robin Williams among many other popular celebrities have made him one of the more popular impressionists in the United States.
LeBron James is ranked as the best player in the NBA today. But where do you rank Caliendo’s impression of LeBron James among all his sports personalities’ impressions?