Due to its extremely sensitive nature, I cannot reveal to you what is on my iPhone’s (4S, no big deal) lock screen. However, I can reveal to you what is on the background of LeBron James’ phone, which is theoretically a Samsung Galaxy Note II but in reality is probably an iPhone 5. I think this is a fair trade.

From Sports Illustrated:

[LeBron James] 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.”

On one hand, this is pretty dorky. Mostly because it is something I feel like I would do, considering I once had a Photoshopped championship ring as my phone background. There’s just something inherently uncool about it to me, since I would do it.

But on the other hand, it’s kinda cute. Like, I bet LeBron James does wish he could have a showdown with Michael Jordan, just to prove that he can compete with the G.O.A.T. and also avenge that picture where Jordan looks zero percent impressed to be meeting smiley-faced, 18-year-old LeBron. It kind of reminds you that LeBron is still just a kid who looked up to Michael Jordan, only now he’s replaced him as the best player in the NBA.

In related news, sources say that the background for Chris Bosh’s phone is Chris Bosh making a Chris Bosh face because that’s what makes Chris Bosh laugh the most and Chris Bosh loves laughing.

Comments (20)

  1. “As a competitor, who would not want to go against the best?”
    Okay person who joined his friends in Miami.

    • Because LeBron’s primary competition was Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Oh how I love to re-live all the epic battles LeBron’s Cavaliers would have against the Heat and the Raptors. The stuff of legend, it was.

      • “As a competitor, who would not want to go against the best?”
        Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were regarded as top players at their positions, if not the best. I don’t know where you got “primary competition” from that sentence Sean.

        • I’m just referring to all the legendary playoff battles LeBron had against D-Wade and Chris Bosh. Clearly a case of the “if you can’t beat them, join them” mentality you’ve alluded to.

      • Actually, Lebron and D-wade had some epic battles when LBJ was still with the cavs. Was incredible to watch those two go at one another.

        Just sayin.

    • Satchow so Jordan didn’t play with one of the 50 greatest players ever? and he did it all by himself 1 on 5? C’mon?? Other than Dirk I’m struggling to think of a player who has won the championship without another “Superstar”

  2. Is he holding an iPhone Mini? Holy Shit

  3. Pretty cool to know accomplished NBA players do some of the same silly things we fans do.

  4. Wouldn’t normally happen. Pippen or Rodman/Grant would be guarding LBJ on most posessions. Never the less. I can respect that thought

  5. We should have more collages like this one :)) Looks cool and timeless.

    Reminds me of this pic I stumbled upon recently: http://ballislife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/198101_210670905609979_7143377_n.jpg

  6. I actually had a facebook profile picture which was a poor photoshopped picture or my face (“blackened”) on Magic’s body being guarded by prime Mike…

    So I guess I get why you would do that… Not that surprising either knowing how dorky LBJ is about being a Jordan fan…

  7. It’s moments like these where we all realize that Lebron is human and relatable. I mean when I watch him on TV, I marvel at his awesomeness, dreaming of being able to do his dunks. But, when he reveals his personal life and we all stand by to listen then it seems like he is just another human. Bosh on the other hand…

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