LeBron James, Dwyane Wade: Suddenly Ballet Lovers!

LeBron James and Jeanette Degado

Swan Lake anyone? LeBron James and ballerina Jeanette Delgado (Courtesy Miami City Ballet)

flag-jocksLeBron James and Dwyane Wade, men in tights?

Hardly!

But the Miami Heat superstars are set to star in a new promotional campaign for the famed Miami City Ballet.

The campaign centers around the downtown institutions’ shared 25th anniversary, and draws parallels between ballet and basketball.

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“What those ladies do, as far as ballet, is unique,” James said. “Their poses are poses I know I’ll never able to get into.”

Check out this video of the Heat’s two kings posing with City Ballet star ballerinas Jeanette and Patricia Delgado, both Miami natives:

The campaign, which is also supposed to highlight the art scene alongside Biscayne Boulevard, is reminiscent of a campaign when both the Heat and Miami City Ballet first opened their doors.

At the time, the Heat’s Billy Thompson posed in uniform with a ballerina who held herself to his arm to do her stretching.

Said MCB Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez: “People don’t think of dancers as athletes. So you have these athletes who are graceful, and dancers who are athletic.”

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