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Olympic swimmer turns down dinner with LeBron

9:51 AM, Aug 2, 2012   |    comments
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LeBron James has been rejected before.

He was rejected a championship for his first eight seasons in the NBA.

But who in their right mind would turn down a dinner invitation with King James (if you live outside of Cleveland that is)?

Well, someone with a curfew in the Olympic Village, it turns out.

Lauren Perdue, one of the top U.S. swimmers who swam the first leg of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay, first sent out a tweet before the London Games acting flabbergasted when she apparently met a fellow, more recognized Olympian.

"Lebron James just invited me to dinner...Um wuuuutttt?!?" she tweeted.

The Charlotte Observer then reported that Perdue was officially asked to dinner on Wednesday.

"He was kind of joking," Perdue said. "But he was basically like, 'Would you like to come eat with me at the dining hall?' And I said, 'Um, I'm sorry, I have a curfew.'"


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