Actor Jamie Foxx found an impressive way to pay tribute to LeBron James for winning his third NBA championship earlier this month.
Wearing the Cleveland Cavaliers star’s jersey, the Oscar-winning actor posed in front of a massive poster of LeBron James. The poster featured LeBron James with outstretched arms shown from behind — highlighting his jersey number.
As seen in the photo, which Jamie Foxx shared with his Instagram followers, the former In Living Color star came very close to mirroring the pose with his own outstretched arms while wearing a LeBron James jersey.
Foxx elaborated on his tribute within the Instagram photo caption. According to the caption, Jamie took the photo while he was still visiting “The Land” (also known as Cleveland).
“When u feeling like a champion….had to jump out and take this pic while I was in the Land.. Epic series..and if u love basketball.. You have to give [LeBron James] props.”
In addition to paying tribute to LeBron, Jamie Foxx has also made headlines in the past with his solid impersonation skills of the former Miami Heat star who recently fulfilled his promise of bringing his hometown city a championship.
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There is one clip of Jamie Foxx walking Vivek Ranadive, the owner of the Sacramento Kings, through a step-by-step tutorial of nailing a LeBron James impression. During the clip, Jamie even goes as far as sharing key tips with Vivek about nailing some of LeBron’s most popular expressions and movements — including his backpedaling move after a bad play.
That was definitely not the first time that Jamie Foxx has been shown in viral videos impersonating LeBron James. The Ray star showed off his ability to adapt the NBA star’s on-court persona multiple times during the NBA playoffs this year.
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In addition to impersonating LeBron James, Jamie Foxx has also been able to nail impersonations for other high-profile sports celebrities and reporters — including Chris Bosh and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.
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Jamie Foxx has not just impersonated LeBron James; he has also paid tribute to the NBA champion and 2016 NBA Finals MVP by making him the subject of his upcoming movie. Jamie is reportedly working on the film All-Star Weekend, which will focus NBA fans that are essentially split up between the greatness of LeBron James and Stephen Curry.
And Jamie Foxx w/ the “All-Star Weekend” movie mention on the East Conf. Finals postgame, a flick he directed with NBA theme. #gottheplugin
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“All-Star Weekend” movie, directed by.@iamjamiefoxx COMING SOON
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Jamie Foxx has never made waves or headlines in the past for playing basketball. In his younger years, the longtime actor and stand-up comedian was a student athlete on his high school’s football team in Texas. The star was able to show off some of those football skills when he played quarterback Willie Beaman in the 1999 sports drama Any Given Sunday starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz and LL Cool J.
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