LeBron James, Lamar Odom, and Other Athletes that Should Guest on ‘Suits’

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USA's legal drama "Suits" is a natural choice for pro athletes looking to branch out into TV work. Harvey Specter, one of the show's main characters, is a high-powered attorney who specializes in corporate law and pro athlete contract negotiations. His office is packed with autographed balls from various pro sports, and he is passionate about basketball. In upcoming seasons of "Suits," it would be interesting to see some real-life athletes appear onscreen. Here are some of the athletes who would be the best fit.

LeBron James

Arguably the most famous name in the NBA today, LeBron James would be a huge get for "Suits," and a name that would increase viewership. LeBron is known off the court for his amazing tailored suits, something that he and Harvey Specter could certainly bond over. His previous TV work includes hosting "SNL," as well as a cameo on "Entourage."

Lamar Odom

Odom is no stranger to TV work. He previously appeared on an episode of "Entourage," and he has also appeared on two separate E! shows about the Kardashians alongside his wife. He also had a cameo on "Modern Family." In August of 2013, Odom was arrested for driving under the influence, and it might be interesting to see "Suits" do a storyline inspired by those real-life events.

Detlef Schrempf and Roy Hibbert

Fans of NBC's comedy "Parks and Rec" are already familiar with Detlef Schrempf and Roy Hibbert. The pair have made multiple appearances on "Parks and Rec" as themselves, and they both have great comedic timing. Because of their comic sensibilities, they would actually integrate quite well with the rapier wits of the "Suits" cast. Plus, you know Donna would be flirting with Detlef in under 45 seconds.

Carmelo Anthony

"Melo" plays for the Knicks. "Suits" is set in Manhattan. It's only natural that an episode of "Suits" that focuses on pro athletes would center around the Knicks. Many sports fans don't know that Anthony actually had a multi-episode stint on "Nurse Jackie," where he played a pro baller going through rehab. Anthony is also respected for his charitable works, which could inspire the "Suits" writers looking for a way to justify the use of a pro athlete guest star.

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