LeBron James Asks for a WWE Championship Belt for His Birthday; The Rock Responds
Today is LeBron James' 29th birthday.
And, what does a man who has won four MVP awards, two NBA Finals MVP awards, back-to-back championships, and Olympic gold medals and is basically the greatest basketball player on Earth want for his birthday?
Why, a pro wrestling championship belt, of course!
And the WWE's biggest stars are apparently eager to get him what he wants.
The whole thing began when LeBron watched the Philadelphia Eagles' LeSean McCoy do a postgame interview on Sunday after his team slammed LeBron's Dallas Cowboys. McCoy did the interview with one of those belts flung over his shoulder, like he had just pinned Andre the Giant for the world title.
So LeBron took to Twitter to express his birthday wish:
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
Not long after that, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson replied to LeBron's tweet and told him he'd get James a belt. He also said he'd get back to him offline.
Because this is serious shit. *arches one eyebrow*
@KingJames Got your back. I'll take care of it tomorrow and hit ya back off line. Done.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 30, 2013
Then 14-time wrestling champ John Cena -- the guy who does that hand-wave thing in front of his face in celebration -- tweeted out a video he made for LeBron.
Cena apparently shot the video in the middle of a high school football field in the middle of the night, or something. Either way, he also promises LeBron a belt. We're not sure why he couldn't just write it instead of making a video, but we're no 14-time champ, so what do we know?
— John Cena (@JohnCena) December 30, 2013
LeBron has yet to respond publicly to either The Rock or Cena.
Maybe he did privately?
Or maybe he was just kind of fooling around and wasn't really serious about the belt.
Either way, happy birthday to LeBron James, who will now be receiving two belts from two different people for his birthday. Just like your dad!
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss New Times Broward-Palm Beach's biggest stories.
- Five Ways Donald Trump and JFK Are Totally Alike
Sat., Feb. 13, 6:00pm
Sat., Feb. 13, 7:00pm
Mon., Feb. 15, 7:30pm
Thu., Feb. 18, 7:30pm
- Sailing to Cuba Is a Hot Topic at the Miami Boat Show
- Proposed Law Will "Bring an End to Greyhound Racing in Florida" and Kill Jobs, Racing...