Following Life-Threatening Stunt, Billionaire LeBron James Bows Down to Business Partner Lindsey Vonn: “You Should Be Proud of Yourself”

Published 01/21/2023, 6:30 AM EST
Jan 7, 2023; Sacramento, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) tosses chalk into the air before the start of the game against the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Lindsey Vonn, despite having accomplished everything there was to win in alpine skiing, recently made history. She has, on countless occasions, set records for younger generations to follow as an inspiration before retiring in 2019. Yet Vonn’s dream was not yet fulfilled, as she recently conquered her final downhill dream in Kitzbühel, Austria’s famous mountain resort. In addition to congratulating the legend, billionaire LeBron James, bowed down to his business partner, Vonn, following the life-threatening stunt.

 

Vonn and James are already known for their friendship and their partnership with a health and wellness brand. Vonn and the Los Angeles Lakers star partnered up with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Cindy Crawford to create a healthy lifestyle brand that encourages health-focused living.

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LeBron James congratulates Lindsey Vonn

James took to Instagram and uploaded a story with a few words stating, “Whoa!!! So amazing!!!! You Should Be Proud of Yourself!” She was not only the first woman to ski the infamous Streif in Kitzbühel but also the first to do so at night. It may have marked her retirement, but the craze hasn’t ceased and seeing her recent accomplishment, fans have been left baffled. The social media world is buzzing with fans sharing their wishes for the legend.

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Seeing how this team-up worked in 2018, there is no doubt it was successful. Vonn’s recent accomplishments make it hard to not expect James to react. Following this achievement, James’ reactions were marked by happiness and support.

Moreover, Vonn explained her thoughts and experience after making history in alpine skiing. “I have always wanted to ski with the men, but I honestly was not sure I could do it. This was one of the most exciting and dangerous projects of my life, and the most rewarding. I have always had so much respect for the men who race this downhill, but I have even more perspective now and even more respect.”

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

Edited By: Jayant Chhabra

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