What if sports celebrities actually believed what their fortune cookies were telling them?

Picked up Chinese food the other night and it got me thinking. Do you imagine some of our biggest sports celebrities ever drew inspiration or guidance from the message inside a fortune cookie?

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OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 04: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers makes contact with Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors during Game One of the 2015 NBA Finals. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Picture a young LeBron James trying to decide whether he should take his talents to South Akron or maybe another high school on the north side. Then he cracks open a cookie and reads the following.

“Trust your instincts. The universe is guiding your life.”

So true, or so he clearly has been led to believe.

Here are a few more. Not saying they actually happened, but it would have made sense.

Serena Williams opens a fortune cookie at the beginning of her pro career and smiles as she reads “A woman who seeks to be equal with men lacks ambition.”

Tim Tebow says a blessing before downing his chow mein and reads this in the dessert that follows: “Your happiness is intertwined with your outlook on life.”

Jeff Gordon considers his sporting options as a middle-schooler and is enabled by this cookie prompt: “Great adventures await those who are willing to turn the corner.”

Ricky Williams seeks wisdom on the night before he retires from the Miami Dolphins to travel in the Australian outback and finds this fortune helpful: “As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.”

[Coach Boom sure would like a shot at the Gators right about now]

[How Donald Trump almost stole Don Shula from the Dolphins]

[Yet another reason why a GM shouldn’t step into the manager’s role]

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith share a meal together and then fight over the cookie that contains this fortune: “A fanatic is one who won’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

Peyton Manning opens this fortune cookie on the night before his Super Bowl victory over the Bears incookie Miami – “If you want the rainbow you must put up with the rain” – and forlornly reads another on the night before his 43-8 Super Bowl loss to Seattle – “Your great attention to detail is both a blessing and a curse.”

Finally, imagine Dennis Rodman reading this message while trying to choose between getting another tattoo or stopping at an even 100.

“A conclusion is simply the place where you get tired of thinking.”