LeBron James Apologizes to Neighbors With Cupcakes

07/23/2014 at 01:37 PM ET

LeBron James Apologizes to Neighbors For the 'Chaos' With Cupcakes
Courtesy David Galehouse/Twitter(2); Inset:Jesse D

Nothing says “I’m sorry” like a dozen luscious cupcakes piled high with frosting. At least that’s LeBron James‘ way of thinking — and now it’s ours, too!

When news vans, reporters and excited fans stormed his quiet Bath Township neighborhood in Akron, Ohio earlier this month in anticipation of the NBA giant’s decision of whether to re-sign with the Miami Heat or return to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, the commotion caused traffic jams for days.

Ever the gracious neighbor, James — who bought a home in the area in 2003 but was actually in Las Vegas at the time — set out to make amends on July 22. His solution was a box of irresistible cupcakes from Baker Boulevard Decadent Cupcakes in nearby Fairlawn.

“Dear Friend,” read an accompanying note, “We know things have been hectic in the neighborhood these past few weeks and we are sorry for the chaos. We are so thankful to live in this wonderful community and we are so blessed to have understanding neighbors like you.”

James then scored extra points by mentioning that the cupcakes — six “Just A Kid From Akron Cherry Cola” and six “Homecourt Chocolate Chunk” — were made specifically to benefit his charity, the LeBron James Family Foundation.

Several neighbors took to Twitter to thank him for his thoughtfulness and post photos of the treats.

We’re sure Cavaliers season tickets would’ve gone over big too, but cupcakes make a tasty alternative!

—Nancy Mattia

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4tcatmom on

D@m# just when I can’t stand him, he does this..he comes off as arrogant, pompous, then apologize s, sends cupcakes that benefit his charity..

Reader on

Nice gesture

miami bankruptcy attorney on

Thought it wouldnt to give it a shot. I was right.


Nick on

Apologizing to Neighbors With Cupcakes is
very new to me.

Anonymous on

& I’m pretty sure these are some of his same fans that cast him away when he went to miami, smh…

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