Kings Duo Bow Down to Lionel Messi as Argentine Legend Bags 8th Ballon D’Or

Published 10/30/2023, 9:57 PM EDT

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Sportspersons are allowed to be vigilant followers of a different sport, and it’s quite common. While LeBron James showcases his picks for the NFL games and everything related to American football, other players find their fandom for a different sport. With Stephen Curry associating with golf and initiating actions to make a change, it’s not a secret anymore.

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Lionel Messi is a name that every child who doesn’t even play football has right on his tongue when trying to flaunt among his peers. The name deserves the status, for the entity is a star player for Inter Miami, CF. The soccer star is well over the headline in all the papers, and the reason is a massive 8-year streak. The 36-year-old recently beat the star striker from Manchester City to register yet another win on the field – and it caught the eye of two stars from the NBA.

Harrison Barnes and Domantas Sabonis praise the ‘GOAT’

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After defeating Erling Haaland to claim the Ballon d’Or for the eighth time in a row, Lionel Messi has done it again. Well, Haaland came in second in terms of voting and won the Gerd Muller Trophy given to the best striker of the year.

The NBA stars were not far behind in line to root for the football king. The 31-year-old Harrison Barnes and 27-year-old Domantas Sabonis were quick enough to share this milestone on their Instagram stories.

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This reaction came after the Sacramento Kings registered yet another win this regular season. After a spectacular victory against the Los Angeles Lakers, they seem to be hung over the feeling while praising a contemporary.

The recent win was indeed a bounce back from the loss against the Golden State Warriors (114-122). With D’Aaron Fox leading in scores, the team has another face-off this Saturday.

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Harrison Barnes vs. the Los Angeles Lakers 

The Golden 1 Center in Sacramento was graced by the visiting team of the Los Angeles Lakers this Monday. Sacramento Kings registered a win 132-127, with Harrison securing an 8-point score and Sabonis registering 12 points by the end of the fourth quarter.

While Anthony Davis and ‘The King’ did their best to keep the team afloat, the 41-point score registered by the Sacramento Kings was difficult to cross. Although the Lakers secured a significant lead in all three quarters, the Kings won the game in ‘over time.’

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What are your thoughts on the game – and the two stars taking the time out to raise their glass for a fellow? Let us know in the comment section.

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