WATCH: LeBron James Went Undercover as a Pizza Place Employee … And No One Noticed

04/12/2016 at 12:32 PM ET

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Blaze Pizza

LeBron James may be one of the most famous faces in sports, but there are times when even he is unrecognizable.

The NBA great recently went undercover as Ron, the newest employee at Blaze Pizza‘s Pasadena, California location, and the reaction wasn’t quite as we’d expect. (James is an investor in the pizza chain—which also counts Patrick Schwarzenegger as an owner of an L.A. location.)

While customers seemed to love the friendly new guy, they didn’t seem to realize (or let on that they realized) they were actually interacting with the basketball star.

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In the hilarious clip, 6’8 Ron towers over his coworkers as he takes lunchtime orders. “[It’s my] first day on the job, I’m learning. I’m shadowing, a really tall shadow,” he tells customers, showcasing the scene-stealing, comic chops he displayed in Trainwreck.

As Ron lists sauce options off to another patron, he says, “I love spicy sauce, but you might not be a spicy guy.” When the customer, named Fernando, goes with the recommendation, Ron quips, “With a name like Fernando, you got to be spicy!”

During his shift, Ron seemed at ease with the staff and patrons, and playfully plays along with his new role.

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“You look very familiar, very familiar,” one woman said to Ron, after he complimented her glasses.

“He looks like Dwyane [Wade]!” said another female customer. “I get that a lot, I get that a lot,” Ron responded. “I’ve heard of that guy too.”

He even asks a patron, who has a giant basketball on his T-shirt, “What’s that on your chest? Is that a golf ball?”

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As Ron leaves for his “next job,” he is seems to be finally found out as he stops to pose for a selfie with a group of patrons.

We have a feeling this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Ron. The #MeetRon implies that he might just show up for another shift.

–Michelle Ward Trainor 

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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heidi bell on

too funny!

deb on

F LeBron’s big personality and his huge body did not give him away, his very unique voice should have. I really doubt but everyone in that Pasadena pizza place failed to spot LeBron. If they did, they should be ashamed of themselves.