Updated: Betty White Catches Lebron Fever and Shocks With an Offer He May Not Be Able to Refuse

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July 2nd, 2010

TV Land extends a remarkable string of capitalizing on the zeitgeist.

Update: video added.

via release:

BETTY WHITE CATCHES LEBRON FEVER AND SHOCKS

WITH AN OFFER HE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO REFUSE

Betty White and the cast of TV Land’s runaway hit "Hot In Cleveland" -- Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick – have gotten in the bidding war to lure Lebron James to stay put as a Cav. The fabulous quartet – whose show is based where the coveted free agent last played - echoes the sentiments of Clevelanders, asking Lebron James to stay as they channel their characters in a taped video message. In the video, Bertinelli, Leeves and Malick discuss how the name Lebron lends itself nicely to fit in with other sports, and the hilarious Betty White chimes in with some straight talk and says: "I'll make it worth your while."

Below is the script.

VALERIE

Hi, LeBron. Now that we’re

Clevelanders, we wanted to join in the

effort to get you to stay.

WENDIE

I’ve heard of him. He’s an athlete,

right?

BETTY

He plays for The Cavaliers.

JANE

Isn’t a Cavalier like a French cowboy?

WENDIE

That makes sense because LeBron is a

french name. I bet it’s hockey.

JANE

It’s also a very elegant name. Maybe

he’s a figure skater.

VALERIE

Look at us, it’s like a sports bar in

here.

BETTY

What’s wrong with you girls? He’s the

best basketball player on the planet.

VALERIE

LeBron, please stay.

BETTY

I’ll make it worth your while...

 
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