The Los Angeles Lakers star player LeBron James seems to be very sure about the National Basketball Association’s future. King James may not be retiring anytime soon, but he sure feels future legends may be in the making.
After the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday 122-114, LeBron James went ahead and did something which shocked the fans. There were talks of Zion Williamson going up the ladder and comparisons between King James and other competitive news.
However, LeBron put all negativity to rest when he went ahead and embraced Williamson after the game. He further declared that he was happy to share the court with the NBA’s young stars. he also shared that he felt the NBA was in great hands.
The 19-year-old Williamson led all scorers with a career-high 35 points, but James was right behind him with 34-point, 13-assist, 12-rebound triple-double.
After sharing his message with Williamson, James had another message for anyone who would choose to critique his decision to embrace an up-and-coming competitor that he could very well see again in the first round of the playoffs.
“Anybody that says that, ‘LeBron, why would he do that while he’s playing? It’s a sign of weakness. … He’s buddy-buddy with the guys he’s going against.’ Tell them to kiss my ass,” James said to wrap up his postgame locker room session. “All right? With a smile, too. Appreciate it.”
James and Williamson gave fans tuning in plenty of moments to appreciate in an encore that managed to top what already was a strong debut matchup between the two stars earlier in the week when James scored a season-high 40 points to get the best of a 29-point effort from Williamson at Staples Center.
“Zion had a hell of a move right before that got the crowd into it,” James said.
This is not the first time James has praised Williamson. After their first meeting, Lebron had good things to say about the upcoming star player too.