LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers, regarded by many as the best basketball player of his generation, was the latest to get in on the “IT” craze and dress up as Stephen King’s evil clown Pennywise for Halloween.
If you thought Tim Curry and Bill Skarsgard — the actors who played Pennywise in the 1990 miniseries and this year’s Hollywood blockbuster, respectively — were scary as the villainous clown, imagine him standing at 6 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 250 pounds.
Actually, you don’t have to imagine. Here’s LeBron James as Pennywise:
LeBron, a three-time NBA champion, isn’t the first celebrity to try on the Pennywise face paint. Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon portrayed Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway as the sewer-dwelling clown in a comedy sketch, as well.
“IT,” based on King’s 1986 book, has been big in pop culture since the new movie smashed box office records.
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