Oct 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) dribbles the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James had a childhood crush on Kelly Kapowski, Lisa Turtle from Saved by the Bell


For almost any child of the late 80′s or early 90′s, there was one show which you watched with a religiously tenacity – Saved by the Bell. The ‘comedy’ sitcom, which was full of over-acting sparked the careers of a handful of actors and actresses though it was one lady who seemingly caught the eye of many, Kelly Kapowski. The head cheerleader, played by Tiffani Thiessen was the apple of the eye for most pre-teens, which includes NBA superstar LeBron James who said during a recent Twitter Q&A that Bayside’s resident peppy cheerleader was his childhood crush, as was her friend on the show, Lisa Turtle (played by Lark Voorhies).

Per James himself:

@Yazan_Alrifai1: @KingJames who was your celebrity crush as a child”(Kelly and Lisa off save by the bell, halle berry and Jessica rabbit)

While I’m sure both Tiffani and Lark were more than appreciative of James’ admission, it probably began to hold a little less weight when he mentioned he had a crush on a cartoon character in Jessica Rabbit.

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