LeBron, Love mingle with Michael Phelps

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Game respects game, real recognizes real, and greatness surrounds itself with greatness.

Following the Cleveland Cavaliers' hotly contested (at least late in the game) 120-116 win over the Phoenix Suns at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on Sunday, LeBron James and Kevin Love were seen outside the team's locker room chatting it up with retired Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who owns a home in Paradise Valley.

That's a whopping 26 gold medals between the three athletes - although, to be fair, 23 of them belong to Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time.