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WATCH: Los Angeles Lakers Superstar LeBron James Tips His Hat to Dodgers Star Mookie Betts

Published 08/20/2023, 12:48 AM EDT

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The appreciation between athletes from different fields of sports is always a glorious moment to witness. One such incident occurred when LeBron James visited the Los Angeles Dodgers game. Mookie Betts of the Dodgers produced yet another iconic moment in front of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar.

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LeBron was impressed with the former MVP and joined the crowd to cheer for Betts. He later tipped his hat to show his respect for one of the greats of the game.

What made LeBron James appreciate Mookie Betts?


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In their Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Marlins, the Dodgers won 3-1, thanks to the brilliance of Mookie Betts. With the NBA All-Star present in the building, Betts put on a show for his team. He hit a couple of homers in front of LeBron, massively impressing the 4-time NBA champion.

After the homers, Mookie pointed toward LeBron James as the latter joined the fans to admire the baseball superstar. LeBron gave him the standing ovation alongside the crowd cheering in support of the LA Dodgers. As the 7-time All-Star gave LeBron a salute, he returned the gesture by tipping his hat.


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It was Mookie’s fifth multi-homer game of this season and his 28th overall in his career. So, the clutch players of two separate games shared this precious moment that melted the heart of the fans. That sparks one question now.

Did you know about LeBron’s love for baseball?


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LeBron’s love for the game of baseball is well talked about. His support for Cleveland Indians has always been apparent. According to reports, he was extremely involved with the team too.

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He is a minor stakeholder in the MLB team Boston Red Sox. He reportedly bought a small percentage of the Fenway Sports Group two years back, the company that owns the Red Sox.


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So, as LeBron continues to get more involved with various sports, his influence is only about to grow even further. With him being present for the big moments to appreciate them like he did this time around, he would cement his legacy as one of the greatest American athletes of all time.

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Written by:

Sourav Bose


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Sourav is a detail-oriented NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. His passion for the game of basketball was ignited by none other than the captivating duo of Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr. As he delved into the illustrious history of the NBA, his fascination grew exponentially.
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Bilal Handoo