WWE championship belts are all the rage among professional athletes these days. While millions of young kids around the world are idolizing NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB players, it seems like all of the idols are looking up to the stars of wrestling. LeBron James was given an official WWE championship belt by The Rock last month, and he has apparently decided to pay it forward.
“Always wanted to be the WWE Heavyweight World Champion so today I surprised my teammates with their own for their collection,” LeBron wrote on Instagram Wednesday. “And by the way it’s a Great time to be a @WWE fan with the launch of #WWENetwork #LoveMyTeammates #WWEStandOutAsAKid #StriveForGreatness.”
If you’re like me and thought the championship belt thing was getting out of hand when LeSean McCoy draped one over his shoulder and the Phoenix Coyotes began giving one to their player of the game, you’ll probably think this is a little much. This has to be the most rapidly-growing fad I’ve seen since pogs swept the nation in the 1990s.
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