‘NIGHT NIGHT Wilder!!’: LeBron James and NBA World Go Berserk As Tyson Fury Finishes Deontay Wilder in Boxing Classic

Published 10/10/2021, 1:57 AM EDT
BEIJING, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 04: NBA star LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers meets fans at a Nike store on September 4, 2017 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)


“And still…” is the catchphrase most suitable for someone like Tyson Fury. He proved it after retaining his WBC Heavyweight Title against Deontay Wilder after their trilogy ended well for the champion. Now, it is LeBron James from the NBA universe who is waiting to say ‘And still’ after his 2013 title win in Miami.  

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But since LeBron is still far from clinching those back-to-back rings, he has certainly attained his inspiration from the boxing legend. So just after the livewire fight ended, Bron, with many other NBA players reacted to it.

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The NBA reacted to the historic victory from the boxing phenom

LeBron James is a boxing fan and there’s no doubting that. It’s not just about involving boxing workouts in his training sessions, but also about keeping an eye on big events. Before this fight, he had also reacted to Jake Paul’s shocking win over Tyron Woodley. And now, he has done it for Tyson. Take a look –

But the 4x NBA Champion was not alone. Stars like Joel Embiid, Ron Artest, Magic Johnson, and Tristan Thompson also tweeted.

Tyson Fury is still to react to any of these. Certainly, the 11-round marathon might not have left the 33-YO with fuel to check tweets and respond. 

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When Tyson Fury came to watch LeBron James live

Back on December 1st, 2018, the fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder had ended in a split draw. That historic battle had taken place at the iconic Staples Center, the home to the Los Angeles Lakers. So prior to that game, Tyson had showed up in the arena to watch LeBron James play live.

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On November 12th 2018, the Lakers had defeated the Hawks 107-106 with Tyson under the same roof. That game had a 26-point LBJ dunk for a massive winner in front of the boxing legends Fury and Floyd Mayweather

Certainly, the idea of having both the stars (Bron & Tyson) sharing a frame together is thrilling. The world has seen the British heavyweight bouncing back from a struggling self and the same is expected of King James in 2021-22. 

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Do you see The Gypsy King getting an opportunity to tweet about Bron in the near future? Help us know in the comments section below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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