Posted August 17, 2014 by Julian Encarnacion in Sports

LeBron Latest to Accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates President Obama (Instagram) [Video]

The newest internet trend that has soaked countless celebrities to your next door neighbor has claimed its latest victim. After accepting the nomination from the likes of Kevin Hart, Kevin Durant, and others, LeBron James took to his Instagram to show off his Ice Bucket moment. He went on to nominate his two sons LeBron Jr. and Bryce Maximus along with President Obama.

The Ice Bucket Challenge is set up to help raise awareness for a cure for ALS. Within 24 hours of a being nominated for the challenge, participants must get a bucket of ice water poured over them while being recorded. Then they themselves must nominate others to partake in the challenge. If someone decides to decline the challenge they must donate $100.

What is ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. via ALSA.org

Watch video of LeBron James and his Ice Bucket Challenge below: