LeBron James rejects his $3,000 birthday cake, as the baker gets angry (pic)

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 6 years ago '05        #1
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LeBron James rejects his $3,000 birthday cake, as the baker gets angry (pic)
 

 

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There is an old axiom, that has nearly become accepted fact, that the richer you get, the more you tend to receive free things. All manner of swag, including suits, gift bags, German automobiles, or even a $3,000 birthday cake that you summarily reject without having to explain why. At least that's the case so far, for LeBron James.
According to the Miami Herald, an area baker named Alethea Hickman was offered heaps of free publicity for designing a cake to be presented to James during his 27th birthday celebration at a Miami nightspot last week. A "sponsorship," and no actual money, was the payoff according to party handler Jared Galbut.
Then the cake, and the communication between Hickman and Galbut, went a bit pear-shaped:
"I don't even know where my cake went," Hickman said. "I was mortified. They had me do it in the middle of the holiday crush and I hired additional people. Someone needs to pay."
Galbut said James' people decided Hickman's work wasn't fit for the king: "It just wasn't what was expected. When LeBron's people saw it, they just didn't want to use it and decided to bring their own cake. I can't tell LeBron James what birthday cake to eat. It's LeBron James, for Christ's sake."
As for how much Galbut would pay Hickman if he were asked, he just said: "That cake couldn't be worth more than $600. It's flour, eggs and water."
No, it's not just "flour, eggs and water," you idiot. It's "workers, hours, wages, delivery, passed-over revenue streams that were let go so as to service James," and also "things that go on and in a cake besides flour, eggs and water."
With that in place, Hickman was probably way off in thinking that the possible publicity from her massive cake could more than make up for the money and effort her company put into creating the confection.

It seems like she was more than willing to allow for the loss of income just to be a.ssociated with a star; they have names for people who do these sorts of things, and we shouldn't feel too bad when she was the one who signed off on giving a free birthday cake to LeBron in the first place. It's not his fault he didn't want to eat the thing, much less pay for it after she agreed to provide it pro bono.
All in all, another case of hopelessly entitled people (barely including James, who probably never even saw the cake) and their less-deserving-but-just-as-entitled handlers acting out of touch in an era that doesn't really deserve that sort of disconnect. Marie Antoinette would be proud.

83 comments for "LeBron James rejects his $3,000 birthday cake, as the baker gets angry (pic)"

 6 years ago '07        #2
joshdogg26 194 heat pts194
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 6 years ago '05        #3
FalconBuddha 16 heat pts16
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 joshdogg26 said:

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Very weak for a 3k cake. I had a custom cake made for my brothers 25th bday, cost me $250 and it was a hell of lot nice than that!
 6 years ago '04        #4
Javon23 287 heat pts287
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 6 years ago '06        #5
hood135 2 heat pts
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 joshdogg26 said:

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That's massive? Where the rest of it at?
 6 years ago '05        #6
TheT 21 heat pts21
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 joshdogg26 said:

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Wow that cake is trash.
 6 years ago '04        #7
hockeythug 66 heat pts66
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 joshdogg26 said:

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looks good to me
 6 years ago '07        #8
JamcnPrettyboy 98 heat pts98
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kinda misleading title. lebron never saw the cake or knew of its existence.

but the cake is ugly as hell and she should've tried a basketball/heat theme.
 6 years ago '08        #9
Dee Grande 1269 heat pts1269
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@ that cavs colored cake
 6 years ago '04        #10
justinjones 312 heat pts312
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3,000 for a wal-mart cake?
 6 years ago '08        #11
Keno 19 heat pts19
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Lebron people know whats right that cake is sh*t.
 6 years ago '05        #12
iggyemu 
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Chicks on the radio now telling her side.
 6 years ago '09        #13
xRapHeadx 17 heat pts17
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You can give me 50 bucks and I'll make a better one than that.
 6 years ago '05        #14
iggyemu 
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Sounds like LeBron never saw it. The hotel approached her to make the cake. And she did and then she drops it off and it just disappeared. She doesn't know where it went. And someone told her that a picture of a different cake was circulating on the web. So essentially the hotel told her that her cake sucked..thew it out and got another one.
 6 years ago '11        #15
superdrunken 7 heat pts
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 xRapHeadx said:
You can give me 50 bucks and I'll make a better one than that.
yeah ok
 6 years ago '05        #16
Majic_One 4 heat pts
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Why does it look like a stack of bricks wearing a crown on the top?!
 6 years ago '09        #17
messy marv stan 4698 heat pts4698
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he coulda got a cake at his local grocer for maybe $100 tops

no wonder why athletes go broke within a few years
 6 years ago '04        #18
Kasssssst 135 heat pts135
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 Majic_One said:
Why does it look like a stack of bricks wearing a crown on the top?!
4th quarter shooting?

 01-04-2012, 04:02 PM         #19
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that is a ugly a.ss cake
 01-04-2012, 04:33 PM         #20
tonyk 
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was it a chase down rejection?
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