What if Morgan Freeman read LeBron’s “Coming Home” letter. This is how awesome it would sound.
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You can argue that LeBron is or isn’t the best basketball player today but you can’t argue that Morgan Freeman doesn’t have the best voice in Hollywood. He makes great movies (Unforgiven, Dark Knight, Glory) greater, good movies (Seven, Gone Baby Gone, Million Dollar Baby) great and mediocre movies (Oblivion, Wanted) better than I expected. His voice just makes everything better even if you can’t see him like in the Lego movie or those 30 for 30 shows.
So Frank Caliendo proved this by doing his best Morgan Freeman impersonation and reading LeBron’s “Coming Home” letter on the Mike & Mike Show. Hearing his voice and those words made me want to cry like the first time I heard Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption say “I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”
I did cry at the end of Shawshank but laughed through the entire Mike & Mike skit.