Uproxx- “Well, it’s funny because my wife bought [it earlier]. She asked me who my favorite wrestlers of all time were, and I told her Sting, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, Ultimate Warrior, The Undertaker, and Ric Flair. Those are some of my favorite guys ever from growing up.
“So, one day I get home from practice, and there are these T-shirts laying in my bedroom, and my wife purchased them from a store. I packed them all throughout the playoffs. And the shirt that I had on to come home in, I wore in Vegas, and my teammates sprayed me with Champagne. It got soaking wet, so I had to throw it in the trash, and the only other shirt I had in my bag was my Ultimate Warrior T-shirt….That was the only one because all our bags were underneath the plane. So the only one I had was the Ultimate Warrior T-shirt that was packed in my travel luggage. And that’s what I put on. Everybody thinks it was set up that way, but it really wasn’t. It kind of worked out that way.”
Hmm. So the most attention seeking athlete in all of sports didn't intentionally troll his opponents with the most appropriate shirt of all time following a historical comeback in the NBA finals? Is that what are telling me? His wife just happened to buy him an 'Ultimate Warrior' shirt, and it just happened to be the ONLY clean shirt in multi-billionaire's bag before he exited a plane in front of hundreds of news cameras after stomping all over the Golden State Warriors championship hopes?
Shucks, I was really hoping LeBron decided to embrace his role as the villain for once. Guess not. It appears we were all just witnesses to the most coincidental wardrobe change since the creation of novelty t-shirts. Talk about irony! The chances that LeBron's outfit would incidentally rub his outspoken opponents' noses in shit might even have been more unlikely than coming back to win a championship after being down 3-1 to a 73 win team! Seems a bit odd that a hat that featured Kermit sipping tea was also amongst the slim pickings of his carry-on, but hey - that's none of my business.
P.S. LeBron remains the strangest liar ever. First he watched 'Godfather' 18 times in a week, and now this? There wasn't a person not affiliated with the Golden State Warriors that didn't LOVE his obvious decision to wear that shirt. It was the ultimate "fuck you" to a team that talked far too much shit before having theirs pushed in. It was likable and funny and now I can't even appreciate it anymore because he has an undying need to talk straight out of his ass months after the fact.