LeBron James Admits He Was Scared to Say Hello to Ronda Rousey at ESPYs

Brian Oswald@@briancoswaldMMA Editor July 29, 2015

FILE - In this Wed., July 15, 2015 file photo, NBA player LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, accepts the award for best championship performance at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles. The NBA star and his company, SpringHill Entertainment, have signed a content creation deal with Warner Bros. that includes potential projects in film, television and other digital properties. Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara announced the partnership Wednesday, July 22, 2015. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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Just when you thought Ronda Rousey's star couldn't possibly shine any brighter...enter one LeBron James. The best basketball player on the planet, and one of the stars of the new movie Trainwreck, recently responded to a fan on Twitter who asked him, "How long would you last in the ring with Ronda Rousey?"

James seems to get that he'd be at her mercy for as long as she allowed, before deciding to end it. He went on to say that he wanted to say hello to her at the ESPYs but didn't want her to kick his butt.

It's worth noting Rousey retweeted his tweet, so that must mean she approves.

We won't delve into the "could Rousey beat a man...could she beat Floyd Mayweather?" silliness by breaking down how she'd fare against James. Shaquille O'Neal already admitted he'd only last 45 seconds against her, and he's been training in jiu-jitsu for years now.

Given that the two are both now getting into the movie-making business, maybe they'll end up on the same set together one of these days. Perhaps we'll see James cageside at one of Rousey's upcoming fights. Wherever and whenever their paths cross, King James and Rowdy Rousey seem destined to collide at some point.

Rousey fights in Brazil this weekend at UFC 190 versus Bethe Correia.

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