• Saying goodbye to Jets fan James Gandolfini

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Jun 21, 2013
    "First things first, LeBron I would like you to come to New York, if you could," Gandolfini said. The late James Gandolfini twice made offers to LeBron James to join the Knicks that that world's best player refused. Gandolfini had been given the celeb treatment at Yankee Stadium before. One month prior to the NBA's official free agent recruiting, Gandolfini was presenting at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards and made his first pitch to LeBron, who was seated in the audience. In 2002, as part of a league-wide tribute to Lou Gehrig's famous farewell speech, Gandolfini recited Gehrig's speech in a ceremony at Yankee Stadium. Up until then, cable was the home for re-runs and bad programming, but the Sopranos was the show that changed the paradigm and allowed for modern shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Game of Thrones to exist.
    • Todd Frazier changes at-bat music to ‘Sopranos’ theme in honor of James Gandolfini

      Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier did on Thursday what a good Jersey boy should do — and paid tribute to actor James Gandolfini, who died on Wednesday. Frazier changed his at-bat song to the theme from "The Sopranos," the show in whic…
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