“LeBron Fell on Us”: Simone Biles Reacts to Highlight of Lakers Game Visit With Boyfriend Jonathan Owens

Published 12/30/2021, 8:30 AM EST
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 27: Simone Biles of Team United States smiles during the Women’s Team Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


The game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets saw LeBron James reminding the world why is regarded as the GOAT. However, there was another certified GOAT present courtside; gymnastics legend Simone Biles and her boyfriend, NFL star Jonathan Owens, were in the stands. Notably, while James scored a sensational triple-double to give the Lakers a convincing 132-123 victory, he left Biles with a memory she will cherish forever.

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Certainly, Biles and her boyfriend enjoyed their time at the Toyota Center, witnessing King James exhibit his brilliance on the court. However, to watch him up close is one thing, but to share a seat with him? Now that’s your money’s worth right there.

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LeBron James sits aside Simone Biles and Owens

During the entire game, Owens was seen pumping up James in all facets of the play. However, the significant moment came during the second quarter, a moment that neither of those involved will ever forget. As the ball got near LeBron, he received it under immense pressure from Rockets star David Nwaba, who threw the ball to Monk who made a great three-pointer. While passing the ball, LeBron lost his balance and fell onto Owens and Biles, who were sitting courtside.

 

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Notably, Owens posted a collection of Instagram stories regarding the plays made by James. The duo sat courtside and had the best seats in the house. Biles even attempted free throws before the game as she enjoyed her time on the court. Moreover, Biles took to Instagram, claiming the moment as the highlight of the game for her.

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As for James, the player continues to defy odds. Even as the Lakers are not performing well this season, he continues to drive them forward. He finished the game with 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.

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In doing the same, he also became the third player to join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone to cross 36,000 points in the NBA. Hence, a perfect ending for all parties involved.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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