LeBron James of the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat wanted a WWE World championship belt for his birthday Monday, Dec. 30, and it didn’t take long for his wish to be granted.
James, who turned 29 on Monday, took to Twitter late Sunday night with a request.
“Who do i need to talk to to get one of those World Championship Belt? WWE belt. The real ones”
WWE superstar John Cena responded via Tout.
“Hey LeBron James, this is WWE Superstar John Cena. It’s cold, I'm in the middle of nowhere, but I can still get you a WWE Championship. Tweet me back and I’ll handle it.”
Cena is good on his word. The 11-time champ sent Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz a WWE belt in time for the Red Sox victory parade for winning the World Series.
And Cena wasn’t the only one to answer The King’s question.
Former WWE champ Dwayne The Rock Johnson wrote twice via Twitter:
“ @ KingJames Got your back. I'll take care of it tomorrow and hit ya back off line. Done.”
James mentioned on Twitter he wanted to acquire a championship belt after watching LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles appear with one Sunday night on NBC after claiming the NFL’s rushing title in a playoff clinching victory against the Cowboys in Dallas.
James spent his birthday in Denver, helping the Heat defeat the Nuggets 97-94. James had 26 points (8-of-15 field), going 5-of-9 on 3-pointers with 10 assists and six rebounds.
James, a four-time NBA MVP and two-time NBA Finals MVP, was recently named AP Male Athlete of the Year.
• Teammate Udonis Haslem is a big WWE fan. Haslem, who has helped the Heat win three NBA titles, was front row with his son at the AmericanAirlines Arena for the WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view in October. The AmericanAirlines Arena is the basketball home of the Miami Heat. Andy Elisburg, the Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations/General Manager for the Heat, also sat ringside, enjoying the action.
• Haslem starred in basketball at Miami High and the University of Florida. Johnson played football and graduated from the University of Miami.