LeBron James Explained The Reason Why He Wore An ‘Ultimate Warrior’ Shirt After Beating Golden State

Remember how everyone assumed that LeBron James was trolling the hell out of Golden State by wearing an “Ultimate Warrior” shirt after defeating them in the NBA Finals?

Well, according to him, there was no trolling involved whatsoever.

In an interview with Alyson Shontell of Business Insider LeBron finally gives us the scoop on the shirt…

Shontell: You were wearing an Ultimate Warrior shirt when you got off the plane. People loved that — well, or hated it. Be honest: Did you pack that before you won game seven? How’d you wind up wearing that shirt?

James: 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.

Shontell: The only one?

James: 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.

Shontell: But what if you had lost? That shirt would not have been on if you had lost.

James: That would have been the T-shirt I’d have had on still. Or I could have done the J.R. Smith and not worn a T-shirt.

So do you believe his story that he wasn’t trolling the Warriors with his shirt? I’m not sure that I am. However, LeBron could point to the fact that he wore an Undertaker shirt during the Finals as proof.

Yeah, I’m still not buying it. LeBron was 100% trolling them.

H/T NBC Sports