LeBron James: 'Ric Flair is one of the creators of what we call swag'

Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Though I'm not entirely sure what "swag" is, basketball superstar LeBron James tells us pro wrestling legend Ric Flair is one of the creators of it. This after LeBron celebrated a Miami Heat victory with "The Nature Boy" in Charlotte.

The Miami Heat cruised to a 105-92 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats last night (Dec. 26, 2012) at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, and who else was in attendance but "The Nature Boy" himself, Ric Flair.

The Carolinas being his neck of the woods, Flair took in the game before heading to the Miami locker room to celebrate the Heat's victory. You might wonder why he would kick it with the away team after they just came in and beat down the home squad but this is Ric Flair we're talking about.

He gets a pass.

Plus, he wasn't going to miss out on an opportunity to rub elbows with the likes of basketball demigod LeBron James. Indeed, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the victory celebration included an entire locker room "WHOOOO" and this money quote from James:

"One of the creators of what we call swag, that guy," a smiling James said after Flair departed the locker room giving a thumbs up.

So Flair's limousine ridin', jet flyin', kiss stealin', wheelin', dealin' act is what swag is? You learn something new every day.

Flair, by the way, is still not under official contract to WWE, so he's free to roam around and live the high life until he gets that call to come back, possibly for another angle with WWE Champion CM Punk on the "Road to WrestleMania."

Until then, life is good.

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