Hey LeBron, could you please stay away from us?

Maybe next time a college football coach hears that LeBron James wants to attend his game, he might want to respectfully decline.

James and his posse continued to bring bad luck after their visit Saturday to Oregon, where the Ducks needed a victory to remain in the hunt for a Bowl Championship Series title game berth.

Instead, USC notched a stunning 38-35 victory to knock the Ducks out of the national championship game hunt. Among those on the sideline to watch the upset were Nike endorsers James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade.

For those of you counting at home, here are some of James’ “black cat” moments in recent months.

  • He predicts the Heat will win multiple NBA championships. In his first attempt, he shrinks miserably in the fourth quarter of several games during a six-game NBA Finals loss to Dallas.
  • He extends a pre-sponsorship deal with Ohio State, a school he likely would have attended if he didn’t jump straight to the NBA. The Buckeyes endure the biggest scandal in the school’s athletic history as Jim Tressel departs.
  • A similar deal is announced with Miami, shortly before the Hurricanes endure an embarrassing scandal involving prostitutes and rampant NCAA violations. The Hurricanes won’t play in a bowl game this season, among other upcoming sanctions.
  • He joins with a group including the Boston Red Sox ownership to buy the Liverpool FC soccer team. Shortly afterwards, the Red Sox endure one of the most noteworthy collapses in baseball history complete with a fried chicken scandal to boot as they fail to make the playoffs. Both the manager and general manager leave the franchise in the wake of the collapse.

Thanks, LeBron. Why don’t you just stay away.

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