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Jul 20, 2007 at 2:43 am | lebron-jameslifestyle

Cavaliers All-Star forward LeBron James, fresh off co-hosting the ESPY Awards earlier this month [video recap | photo recap], will host the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” in September, an NBC spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. The 22-year-old James will be the latest prominent athlete to host “SNL,” following his boyhood idol, NBA superstar Michael Jordan, who hosted in 1991. Saturday Night Live producer Steve Higgins stated, “It’s nice to get people who aren’t in show business to host. Sports stars tend to be less frightened because they are used to performing in a live setting”. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning appeared on the show last season. James got positive reviews for his work co-hosting the ESPYs along with comedian/talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. Source: