"I'm a supporter of winners," James told the New York Post in 2016. "As a kid growing up, I needed inspiration to get out of the situation I was in. I loved the Bulls, Cowboys and loved the Yankees. Those are winning franchises."
But looking at his timeline, supporting winners might be a matter of supporting who is winning at the time.
Here's a look:
2007 American League Division Series -- New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians
Yes, James is from Akron, Ohio. Yes, he was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers at the time. No, that didn't stop him from rooting for the Yankees in the playoffs.
"The guy is the face of Cleveland sports and he's not even rooting for a team that's 100 feet from the building he plays in," Indians fan Adam Burke told The Associated Press that night.
2016 World Series -- Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs
By this point, James had gone to the Miami Heat, won two NBA titles and returned to Cleveland. In four seasons in Miami, he never got the chance to root for the Miami Marlins, presumably because the Marlins were not good at the time.
But back in Cleveland, James was a few months removed from erasing a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals and defeating the Golden State Warriors to deliver the Cavaliers their first championship.
The Indians were in the World Series facing the Cubs, with both teams trying to end excruciatingly long title droughts.
James and the Cavaliers received their championship rings the same night that the Indians hosted Game 1 of the World Series. After appearing in a suite with Cavs teammates during the playoffs, James and teammates, with rings on their fingers, were again in attendance for Game 2.
In some irony for James and Cleveland, the Cubs did to the Indians what the Cavaliers had just done to the Warriors: overcome a 3-1 deficit in a series to win a championship.
2017 American League Division Series -- New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians
Another playoff run for James' favorite team and his other favorite team. Whichever it is at the time.
This time around James stayed neutral. During Game 1 of the ALDS, James and Cavaliers teammates Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas, Kyle Korver, Tristan Thompson and others were at the game. James was not wearing gear supporting either team.
According to The New York Times, James was just wearing red, as the Indians had instructed fans to do.
James would leave the Cavaliers for the Lakers after that NBA season.
2020 World Series Game 1 -- Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
And here we are at the current series.
LeBron was here for all of it.
Yessir!!!! @Cody_Bellinger— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 21, 2020
Hahaha!! Leg tap celebrations for him.— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 21, 2020
MOOKIE!!! Safe @mookiebetts— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 21, 2020
OMG 😱! What a catch & double play!— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 21, 2020
As "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" says, "Let me root, root, root for the home team."
Must just depend on which home you're in at the time.