Lebron James Will Honor Jerry Brown, Who Died After a Party at a Dallas Night Club, with a Party at a Dallas Night Club
Jerry Brown Jr.'s life was cut short almost two weeks ago when the Mercedes driven by Josh Brent, his best friend and Cowboys teammate, veered off the highway near the former site of Texas Stadium. The two had just come from Privae, a members-only night club, where the 320-pound nose tackle drank enough to get his blood-alcohol level to .18, twice the legal limit to drive.
The crash could, theoretically anyway, serve as a lesson on drunk driving's toll, a heavy reminder to professional athletes that, despite the culture's outsize celebration of youth, money, and athletic prowess, they are neither invincible nor above the law.
Or it could provide the theme for their next party.
That's apparently what LeBron James has in mind when he comes to Dallas tonight in advance of Thursday's game between the Heat and Mavericks. The Morning News' society maven, Alan Peppard, has the scoop:
Expect a houseful of ballers Wednesday night at the downtown nightclub Zouk. The biggest baller of them all, the Miami Heat's LeBron James, is hosting an event to celebrate the life of the late Dallas Cowboy Jerry Brown.
James will be in town to play the Dallas Mavericks, but the night before, he'll play host at the nightclub fund-raiser. The event organizer, UG Productions, is reportedly giving 10 percent of the proceeds to Brown's family.
The party starts at 10 p.m.
The first thing you're probably asking yourself is: Did Alan Peppard, whom evidence suggests is the seventh-whitest person on the planet behind the cast of The Big Bang Theory and me, just use the word "ballers" in a column? Then you may start to wonder whether this whole thing might be sending the wrong message. A celebrity-filled party at a club to honor someone killed as a result of the excesses of a celebrity-filled party at a club?
But, hey, it's for a good cause, right? After all, UG Productions, which is throwing the party, will donate a whopping 10 percent of proceeds to Brown's family. Everyone knows you can't criticize a charity.