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It's good to know that a guy who earned $21 million last year loves professional wrestling. Kevin Love, center and forward for the newly crowned NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers took us back to the WWE's Attitude Era with an awesome tribute to one of the biggest stars in the history of professional wrestling.

Wearing a classic Austin 3:16 shirt and a Stone Cold Steve Austin replica belt, Love showed us why everyone secretly dreams of being a professional wrestler. Love took his fandom further, slapping two "Steveweisers" together to really celebrate the moment.

Austin was grateful for the shout out. He thanked Love during his podcast Monday night with guest AJ Styles.

And he's not alone. Lebron James sported a special "Ultimate Warriors" shirt during his next-day celebration, with the Ultimate Warrior appearing on the front.

It doesn't matter that these guys can dunk a basketball. They really would love to headline WrestleMania. But as CM Punk knows, not everyone can do that.

You'll have to sign up for the WWE Network to watch the Ultimate Warrior's full WWE Hall of Fame Induction speech, but he said it himself in the video. He said that wrestlers don't walk fake NBA rings or Vince Lombardi trophies. They don't walk around pretending to be Lebron James or Steph Curry. But those mainstream sport athletes often dress up as professional wrestlers because it is their fantasy. He's right and rock on Warriors and Cavaliers.


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