Seems like I left Las Vegas a week too soon as LeBron James is enjoying his time there with his new Heat teammate Dwyane Wade, as well as Chris Paul, and together have been busy hanging with Team USA and enjoying themselves out on the town.
Basketball’s most wanted man, LeBron James, spent the night at Lavo inside The Palazzo celebrating his recent contract signing with the Miami Heat. James was joined by Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets, San Diego Charger Shaun Phillips, Atlanta Hawk Josh Smith, Rudy Gay of the Memphis Grizzlies, Boston Celtic Rajon Rondo and Larry Hughes of the Charlotte Bobcats. Fans of all ages waited outside the celebrity dining hotspot for the arrival of King James, who enjoyed dinner at the Italian eatery after walking the red carpet. Lavo favorites including the Calamari, Chicken Parmagiano and famed Kobe Meatball were served along with Crown and Ginger cocktails and Lemon Drop shots. After dinner, James and his friends took over some VIP tables on the dance floor in Lavo’s nightclub where they danced and partied the night away, fueled by Perrier Jouët Rose Champagne, Patron Tequila and vodka. While at the club, James was presented with a cake from Gimme Some Sugar--a replica of his new Miami Heat No. 6 jersey. Miami Heat teammate Dwayne Wade later joined the party after hitting Tao earlier in the night. Denver Nugget Chauncey Billups was also spotted enjoying the night with his fellow NBA stars.That wasn't the only Miami Heat - themed party LeBron was at in Las Vegas. Heather Turk has the scoop again:
King James arrived to cheers at Tao Beach and was joined in the grand cabana by a group of friends including new Miami Heat teammate Dwayne Wadeand Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets. At one point the fans in the pool chanted his name and James pulled out his camera to capture the moment. Nearby, former NBA player Alan Henderson and Glen Davis from the Boston Celtics also took in the sun and the scene. Later that night, James and nearly 30 of his friends (including Chris Paul) feasted at Tao on signature items including the Satay Bass, Lobster Wontons and Kobe Ribeye. Proving that he isn’t the most egotistical athlete around, James took time out from his dinner to greet fans, including a 5-year-old girl and her mother who came to Tao just for the chance of possibly meeting the NBA star. After dinner, James and his crew headed up to Tao’s club and commanded several tables on the dance floor where the cocktail waitress were dressed in Miami Heat jerseys to honor James’ new team. As they took in the sounds of DJ Vice, James was once again surprised by a cake from Gimme Some Sugar—this time in the shape of a king’s crown.Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage