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:
Who do i need to talk to to get one of those World Championship Belt? WWE belt. The real ones
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 30, 2013
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.
@KingJames Got your back. I’ll take care of it tomorrow and hit ya back off line. Done.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 30, 2013
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?