Friday, March 19, 2010
Ballers Party Hard; Bail on $2K Tab at The Shrine
LeBron James and crew at The Shrine on Thursday. (Photo: Nolen James)
NBA superstar LeBron James rolled into The Shrine Thursday with a crew of about 20 for the Hennessey BlackOut party and apparently had way too much fun.
LeBron James, Jay-Z and others hanging in VIP section. (Photo: Chris Gardner, Jr.)
But he wasn't the only celebrity in the house. Rap mogul Jay-Z (who was in town for a concert at United Center), Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis, Antawn Jamison (of the Cleveland Cavs), Dr. Ian Smith of the "Celebrity Fit Club," video vixen Buffy The Body and Young Jeezy also worked the "black" carpet and heavily guarded VIP section.
It was so nuts in the club that somehow LeBron skipped out—with crew in tow—without paying his $2,000 tab or tip, according to an Ultimate Insider. Perhaps he thought Hennessey had his back on an abundance of bottles his tables ordered, including Moet Nectar Rose, Hennessey Black, Belvedere and Patron (His table had also requested four comped bottles of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, a.k.a. Ace of Spades champagne, which retails for $2,500 a bottle! They didn't get them.).
Revelers on the dance floor. (Photo: Nolen James)
Oh, well. Check out the photos and video from the night's madness from our friends at NBCChicago.com. They seriously scored by reeling in Olympic speed skating star Shani Davis as "black carpet" interviewer.
He was a great sport!