Those who follow LeBron James on Twitter or Instagram may have noticed that the NBA's best player has developed a strong interest in obtaining the WWE Championship belt.
After James noticed Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy donning the belt to represent his NFL rushing yards title, the four-time NBA MVP and longtime WWE fan asked aloud where he could acquire his own belt.
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
Before long James got one sent to him from none other than The Rock himself.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 30, 2013
Apparently not satisfied with just one belt, James had an accessory ordered for each of his teammates. The Heat posed with their new belts on Wednesday:
James posted a photo to Instagram along with this caption:
"Always wanted to be the WWE Heavyweight World Champion so today I surprised my teammates with their own for their collection. And by the way it's a Great time to be a @WWE fan with the launch of #WWENetwork #LoveMyTeammates #WWEStandOutAsAKid #StriveForGreatnessFollowing"
Normally such a gesture might be viewed as cocky, but in the Heat's defense, they are two-time defending NBA champions. So if anyone in the league deserves belts, it's LeBron and his teammates.
LeBron has been a longtime wrestling fan, who has talked about his special appreciation for Ric Flair.