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LeBron James Wants A Title Belt, And The Rock Answers

Sunday night was a clash of multiple sports universes, and LeBron James was in the middle of it. Like many young people in their late-twenties, James is a sports nut. He’s pretty well-known as a Dallas Cowboys fan, who played in the last game of the NFL season on Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. After the contest, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, who led the league in rushing, was interviewed on the field with a WWE championship belt to signify his rushing title. And that piece of hardware-apparel caught the eye of James, who tweeted that he wanted a strap of his own:

Fortunately for the two-time champion, the internet is a wonderful, wonderful place, and a friend in a position of power was quick to respond and lend a helping hand. That friend? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a ten-time champion in the WWE in his own right.

Ask and you shall receive — especially if you’re one of the highest-profile athletes on the planet who can count a large man with a history of performing choreographed violence as one of your friends. Don’t be surprised if James ends up photobombing a Heat postgame interview with his shiny new title belt sometime in the very near future. I wonder if he’ll let Mario Chalmers hold it at some point?

I’m going with no, though it’d be great to see Chalmers as the Jimmy Hart to LeBron’s Hulk Hogan. Maybe Michael Beasley can fill the role?

Andrew Lynch

When God Shammgod created the basketball universe, Andrew Lynch was there. His belief in the superiority of advanced statistics and the eventual triumph of expected value-based analytics stems from the fact that he’s roughly as old as the concept of counting. With that said, he still loves the beauty of basketball played at the highest level — it reminds him of the splendor of the first Olympics — and the stories that spring forth from the games, since he once beat Homer in a game of rock-paper-scissors over a cup of hemlock. Dude’s old.