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LeBron James and Dwayne Johnson’s “High School” Plan is Something We All Can Relate to

Published 11/21/2022, 1:00 PM EST

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Dwayne Johnson and NBA legend LeBron James have done it all in their respective careers. Both men have forged an enduring legacy and have a passionate worldwide fan following. Moreover, the two stars are also successful businessmen as well. It is hard to imagine that this great duo would have anything more left to accomplish. A few years, The Rock and James shared a heart-warming moment on Instagram following a peculiar incident.

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In 2018, the NBA icon LeBron James posted a photo on Instagram of a young Dwayne Johnson look-alike that was following him around the mall. The King tagged The Rock and mentioned how he would love to go back to high school.


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The Great One replied in kind and wrote about a scenario where both of them could go back to their high school lives.

Dwayne Johnson and LeBron James wished to go back in time

Hollywood megastar Dwayne Johnson and LeBron James enjoy top celebrity status. They have enjoyed global fame and success after successful sporting careers. But once, after an eerie incident, both wished for simpler times and their high school lives to be back.

In 2018, the four-time NBA Champion posted a photo on his Instagram of a “high school” Dwayne Johnson doppelgänger. The boy in the photo looked strikingly similar to The Rock’s young self.


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James uploaded the photo with the caption, “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.”


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Not to leave him hanging, DJ replied to James’ hot tub time machine query and played along. He said now that James knew about his time machine they have got to go back to high school. The Brahma Bull posted on Instagram with a caption, “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….”


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The Great One also wished to be back at his high school and talked further about him and James taking this journey back in time together. Even though they are surrounded by riches of all kinds, these two icons of our time also wish to return to high school once to relive the best times of their lives, like many of us do.


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At some point in time, we all have thought about returning to the time of fun and learning in high school. To see Dwayne Johnson and LeBron James share the same sentiment is a heartwarming feeling.

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Sherjeel Malik


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Sherjeel Malik is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports. He has been a passionate Wrestling fan since childhood and his all-time favorites include 'The Hardy Boyz' and Randy Orton. Sherjeel also follows soccer religiously and is a Liverpool fan.
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