Hayward’s brag targeting LeBron goes viral, resulting traffic crashes website

Posted at 7:16 PM, Oct 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-15 21:16:32-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Gordon Hayward made headlines this week when he stated in his blog that, "One on one versus LeBron James? He would get crushed. We would all be witnesses to a straight up annihilation,"--but the Jazz player's boast wasn't related to basketball.

Hayward was instead referring to video games, specifically League of Legends. He stated: "No athlete on earth is as good at League of Legends as I am."

In an interview, Hayward said he thought the joke was a good way to have fun and give fans a bit of insight into his private life. He said the response was so great that the traffic crashed the website where he hosts his blog. See the video above for Hayward's comments, and click here to read the blog post that started the viral sensation.