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Spelling Bee Co-Champion Wears LeBron James Jersey Under Shirt

With the NBA off for eight days, the highlight of the day on Thursday night was the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

In a back and forth effort, 13-year old Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas and 14-year old Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri could not break away from one another and ended up as co-champions of this year’s spelling bee.

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Venkatachalam is apparently an avid LeBron James fan, and wore the fellow champion’s jersey under his shirt for good luck.

Smart kid.

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Just prior to the competition, Venkatachalam posted a “Decision” spoof to announce that he’s taking his talents to the 2015 Spelling Bee.

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