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A few days before he officially turns 21, LeBron James was thrown a glamorous birthday party at downtown’s House of Blues.
The Cavaliers’ All-Star forward celebrated Wednesday with family, friends, fans, teammates and VIPs
Wearing a white suit, James arrived about 8:30 p.m. in his black Rolls Royce before going inside to host a private dinner for 65 people in the club’s exclusive Foundation Room. Then, it was downstairs to party with 1,000 people.
Tickets for the party ranged from $50 to $300 with parts of the proceeds going to charity.
After practice Wednesday, James said he hoped partygoers wouldn’t try to pass off Christmas gifts as his birthday present.
“I hope I get gifts,” he said with a smile. “I hope a lot of people bring me nice gifts for my birthday.”
Cavaliers coach Mike Brown, who attended the party, said his wife was at a loss for what to buy for the NBA superstar who presumably has everything.
“She said, `What do you get LeBron?”‘ Brown said. “I said, ‘I don’t know, babe. You can figure it out.’ ”
James’ actual birthday is Dec. 30.