The other day LeBron James was doing some shopping when he spotted a kid following him around who looked a whole lot like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson did in the now legendary photo of himself rocking a turtleneck and gold chain, with the only missing being the requisite tissue underneath the elbow.
Naturally, presented with this golden opportunity James just had to have a little fun at The Rock’s expense.
“Hey @therock! Why was your high school self following me in the mall from store to store the other day?!?! Hot tub time machine?? If so let me use it too so I can go back to high school myself. Back to the best time of my life.” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣.
The resemblance really is uncanny.
No way DJ was going to let something this funny, posted by LeBron James no less, pass by without responding. And oh boy, did The Rock respond.
😂🤣 “My response to @kingjames since he now knows I possess a Hot Tub Time Machine.
Man I was patiently waiting for you to finish shopping because WE GOTTA GO BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL in my time machine. First we go back to St Vincent High in Akron so I can watch you be a bad ass as arguably the greatest high school prospect of all time – loved and adored by everyone.
Then we go back to McGavok High in Nashville (when I was 15 we moved from Hawaii to Nashville) where I was hanging out in dive bars and buying stolen cars from crackheads. True story. I had no friends in high school because all the kids thought I was an undercover cop and didn’t talk to me, because I looked like I was 47yrs old. Another true story.
Together we go back to our high schools so you can enjoy the best time of your life and then we go back to my high school so I can stay outta dive bars and just find one good friend.
I will continue to stand outside here waiting for you in my cool, all black outfit with wearing my chains til you’re done shopping. ~ High School Rock”
Wow. On the plus side, as evidenced by LBJ’s post, at least Johnson has no trouble making friends now.
Oh yeah, and he can still pull off “The Pose,” in case you have forgotten.
“When I took this iconic absurdity of a picture in 1996 I was one year removed from sleeping on a used mattress I took from a garbage dumpster in the back of an hourly sex motel. Couldn’t afford to buy a bed so we do what we gotta do to get by. You can imagine all the fun colorful bodily fluids I tried my best to clean off.
21 years later I’m taking the same photo backstage hosting #SaturdayNightLive for the fifth time. If you’re going thru your own tough times ‘used mattress’ stage, do your best to have faith things’ll get better and always be willing to outwork your competition because you never know where life is gonna take you.”
“And ALWAYS remember to place a soft tissue under your left elbow as to protect the fabric of the cheap ass swag turtleneck that had you out here looking like a bad ass buff lesbian.”
“Oh and tuck the thumb in the fanny pack. Always tuck the thumb.” 🤙🏾
Words to live by.