With the NBA Finals approaching, odds makers and betters are looking for anything to give them the upper-hand. Alabama Football likely wasn’t on the top of their lists.
Discovered by a Redditor on Monday, LeBron James has never won an NBA title when the Crimson Tide didn’t win a national championship in football that same year.
The Crimson Tide of course lost in the National Championship to Clemson on a last second Tigers touchdown earlier this year.
Here’s how things panned out in the past six years:
2011-2012: Alabama wins title, LeBron wins title
2012-2013: Alabama wins title, LeBron wins title
2013-2014: Alabama loses Sugar Bowl, LeBron loses Finals
2014-2015: Alabama loses College Football Playoff semifinals, LeBron loses Finals
2015-2016: Alabama wins title, LeBron wins Finals
2016-2017: Alabama loses title game, LeBron ___?
The Bama/James connection even applies for the 2006-07 and 2010-11 seasons, where the Crimson Tide failed to even reach the title game. LeBron subsequently lost in the Finals that year.