Fans of "The Bachelorette" have discovered their new king: LeBron James.
The Los Angles Lakers star is being hailed by Twitter users as a savior of the reality TV franchise.
So, what's his connection to the show? If LeBron and the Lakers would have lost the NBA Finals game on Oct. 11, another game — Game 7 — would have been played on Oct. 13, which was the premiere date for the new season of the lovestruck reality TV show. Being that both the NBA Finals and "The Bachelorette" air on ABC, a Game 7 of the NBA Finals would have pushed the premiere of "The Bachelorette" back a week.
However, with the Lakers winning the Oct. 11 game and ending the NBA season, all is again well in "Bachelorette" land. Passionate "Bachelorette" fans were quick to thank LeBron, the Finals MVP, for ensuring that no Game 7 took place, thus not interrupting Clare Crawley's first rose ceremony.
"Thank you LeBron James for ensuring that I get to watch The Bachelorette on Tuesday," one fan wrote. Many other fans said LeBron "saved" the show. One person said it was LeBron's "greatest accomplishment."
"Lebron won so that we could watch the Bachelorette tomorrow. A true king," one woman tweeted.
While invoking the endless LeBron James/Michael Jordan "Greatest of All Time" debate, one person humorously said their mind was made up. "This settles it, Lebron is the GOAT! Can't recall MJ ever saving a season of The Bachelorette!," the user said. A similar comment contended, "Did Jordan ever save the #bachelorette? Lebron did, I rest my case."
The praise continued as one person called LeBron "an ally to all women" for winning, referencing the overwhelming female fanbase "The Bachelorette" captures.
Perhaps one of the better responses centered on the confetti falling to the ground as soon as the Game 6 results went final.
"Well I guess Lebron and the Lakers should have rose petals coming down on them for the NBA Finals celebration for letting the Bachelorette start on Tuesday," the user said.