LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – LeBron James got to meet Ric Flair Wednesday night. But King James tells news that he is still inspired by the visit from Flair.
Following the Heat’s victory against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena, the team had a surprise locker-room visit Wednesday night: Flair. After Flair left, James was still all smiles for news reporters.
LeBron told the Sun Sentinel “I think he’s probably one of the creators of what we call swag these days, with the Rolexes and the stretch limos, and all the girls and all that stuff.” James tell news that, growing up, he was a big wrestling fan. And one of his big idols was Flair. “He’s like the creator of swag, Ric Flair definitely kept me watching TV.”
In October, Flair and wife Jacqueline Baines Beems filed for separation. In December, she claimed that Flair needed to pay her fifteen thousand dollars to cover her legal bills. She asserts that she is unable to afford the legal matter. She also claims that he agreed to pay her four thousand dollars per month in spousal support and hasn’t done so. The couple married in 2009. The divorce is still pending between the parties.