James Reid shared a laugh with the online community after seeing this artist’s “fan art with a twist” of him.
On Thursday, the singer-actor reacted to a post shared by Instagram page Hoopjunkie which has basketball-related content.
Hoopjunkie shared a netizen’s TikTok video that showed a certain Jhye Crelle Dalguntas’ time-lapse making of a “fan art for ‘Mr. James’” set to the music of James and loveteam partner Nadine Lustre’s No Erase song.
“Wait for the finished drawing ??,” captioned Hoopjunkie.
To the surprise of netizens, Dalguntas also had another “James” in mind — combining James Reid’s hairstyle with the face of Los Angeles Lakers star player Lebron James.
In a message to STAR’s Latestchika.com, the 18-year-old Dalguntas, who’s a basketball enthusiast himself, said that he’s a fan of both the actor and the NBA superstar.
“I’m a fan of them both, most especially kay Lebron James kasi basketball player po ako at siya talaga iniidolo ko sa paglalaro bata pa lang ako,” said Dalguntas.
“Nagawa ko po itong fan art kasi marami akong nakikitang meme ngayon sa (Facebook) na pinagko-combine yung dalawang sikat na personalities. So, biglang naisip ko why not i-combine ko si Lebron James at James Reid total pareho naman silang Mr. ‘James’ hehehe.”
The fan art drew laughter not just from netizens but also from James Reid himself.
“Why?” said James with a rolling on the floor laughing (ROFL) emoji in an Instagram story.
Dalguntas, meanwhile, shared his joy of being noticed by the actor.
“Na-shock siyempre and overwhelmed kasi first time akong na-notice ng isang artista at medyo kinabahan kasi nga meme ito hahaha,” he said.
James also recently went viral online as netizens took on the “James Reid front cam challenge” following a video he shared on Instagram about his hiking trip with friends and Nadine.