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Danica Patrick's Joke About LeBron James Received Mixed Reviews

Danica Patrick hosts the ESPYS.

On Wednesday night, Danica Patrick hosted the ESPYs - ESPN's annual awards show that honors the athletes from the previous year. Patrick opened with a lengthy monologue that included a few hilarious moments.

However, it also featured a few spectacularly awkward ones. The moment that comes to mind was Patrick's joke about a balding LeBron James.

Now, the King is fresh off his decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers and is one of the most-beloved athletes in the world. Making a joke about his receding hairline didn't make for great television.

Patrick delivered the line to deaf ears. Check it out.

Ouch.

Not every joke has an audience - Patrick found that out the hard way on Wednesday night. It's not all bad, though.

Tune into ABC to see the final hour of the ESPYs.