Frances Tiafoe has lengthy admired NBA legend LeBron James, who has supported ‘Huge Foe’ from afar. That made their assembly on Sunday night a Slam Dunk.
Throughout warmups for the sport between Tiafoe’s hometown Washington Wizards and James’ Los Angeles Lakers, James visited Tiafoe courtside, the place they shared a fast embrace.
“Nothing however love OG,” Tiafoe wrote on Instagram.
It was a particular second for Tiafoe, who was thrilled to have the all-time nice’s assist through the US Open. After the 24-year-old upset Rafael Nadal en path to the semi-finals, James tweeted his congratulations.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 5, 2022
“Man, I used to be shedding it within the locker room. Bro, I used to be going loopy,” Tiafoe stated on the time. “That is my man. So to see him submit that, I used to be like, ‘Do I retweet it as quickly as he despatched it?’ I used to be like, ‘You understand what, I’ll be cool and act like I did not see it after which retweet it three hours later.’”
It has been a basketball-filled offseason for Tiafoe. Final week, the American frolicked in New York, the place he visited the NBA workplaces and met Commissioner Adam Silver. He additionally took within the Wizards’ sport in opposition to the Brooklyn Nets. The No. 19 participant within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings joked on social media he could be getting into the following NBA Draft.
Editor’s Be aware: Within the featured picture for this story, Tiafoe wears a LeBron James Lakers jersey whereas taking pictures hoops on the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC in Acapulco. Since that picture was taken, James switched jersey numbers from No. 23 to No. 6. Photograph Credit score: ImagenShop/Mextenis.