Current generation superstar LeBron James probably came up against an upcoming superstar on Friday. The two players met each other when the Memphis Grizzlies visited Staples Center for a game against Los Angeles Lakers.
After the Lakers’ 117-105 win, James went to the youngster and embraced him.
It was not long back that James had said he was unfamiliar with Morant but his sons love to watch him.
“I don’t know him personally so I can’t say how great of a kid he is or not but he seems like a really good one,” James said in October. “He seems like he loves the game. Both of my kids love him. They love his game.”
After Friday’s game, James and Morant no longer remain strangers. The veteran not only embraced the rookie but also extended his hand for help. “No matter what you need (don’t hesitate), ok? On and off the field, whatever! “: James said to Morant while he embraced him.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 23, 2020
LeBron James led the Lakers to a win over Ja Morant’s Grizzlies
James led his team to a victory against the Grizzlies with 32 points. He won 12 free throws in the game and made 11 out of them. The Lakers were cruising at half time with a lead of 19 points. The Grizzlies upped the game to come closer but the Lakers eventually winning by 12 points.
LeBron James tonight:
59% FG% (10-17)
92% FT% (11-12)
•17th game with 30+ PTs this season (Lakers are 17-0)
•48th game with 7+ AST this season.
•2nd game with multiple BLKs this season.
Year 17. 👑 pic.twitter.com/JBy3ppqhdc
— NBA Stats (@DailyNBAStats) February 22, 2020
Apart from James, Anthony Davis was influential in the win for the Lakers. He overcame a first-half calf injury and finished with 27 points,13 rebounds, and 7 blocks on the night.