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.
[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.