COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James wowed the crowd - and host Jon Stewart - tonight during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" at Ohio State.
Stewart jumped onto a table to greet James - who still stood nearly as tall as the comedian - and the two shook hands. Stewart raved about James' unstoppable basketball career and his superstar status at age 21, even asking James if he's an alien creature.
When Stewart asked James where he would have played basketball if he'd gone to college, he answered Ohio State and the crowd roared.
The taping at the university's Roy Bowen Theatre was the first in the news parody's week of broadcasts from Ohio for its "Midwest Midterm Midtacular" in advance of the November Seventh elections.