Michael Jordan Takes on LeBron James, According to King's Cell Phone

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 6, 2012

Photo Credit: The Basketball Jones
Photo Credit: The Basketball Jones

LeBron James proves even superstars have daydreams with a cell phone wallpaper which features King James going one-on-one with Michael Jordan. 

Well, isn't that the most adorable thing this side of a teddy bear tickling a puppy dog?

The Basketball Jones came across a very interesting note in Sports Illustrated's report on James winning the honor of Sportsman of the Year. 

In the report, James is quoted on what he has adorning his cell phone's background, and we find it pretty much the cutest thing in the world. 

He revealed on Wednesday that the screensaver of his phone is a Photoshop image of himself handling the ball while guarded by Michael Jordan in his prime. "Jordan was my superhero growing up," James said. "He was the guy I feel helped me get to where I am today. As a competitor, who would not want to go against the best? That's like asking [Tom] Brady would he want to go against Montana in the fourth quarter."

Being a Rams honk, I would have related Tom Brady going head-to-head against Jim Everett, but I get what the king is getting at. 

TBJ does link to the picture below which may or may not be the image pictured on James' cell phone. 

SportsGrid makes the same assertion that this may not be the exact Photoshop job King James is talking about, but we get a sense of the kind of wild fantasy living on his wallpaper. 

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If it's anything like this, we like it. It's sort of like something we would hang on our walls when we were 13. 

James is the best the NBA has to offer and it's refreshing to know even the best can resort to something only basketball nerds would get a kick out of. 

Considering I am an NBA geek, I say rock on with your bad self. 

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