August 02, 2023
As the saying goes, "Game recognizes game," and that's certainly true when it comes to greatness. LeBron James has been very vocal about his love for football legend Lionel Messi.
On many occasions, James has made a point to tweet his support for Lionel Messi or actually show up to his games. He has been a longtime admirer of Messi.
After Messi won his fifth Ballon d'Or in 2016, James tweeted that Messi was the best. Period. No one is superior to him. In the history of the sport, he has been the most dominant player.
When asked who his favourite football player was, James responded, "Messi, no question. He's the best player in the world, and he's been doing it for so long. He's an inspiration to me."
James tweeted a picture of himself wearing a Messi jersey, with the caption: "GOAT."
Messi is the GOAT. He inspired me and many others. No one has done what he's done in the history of the game.
James & Messi embraced before game. James: "Incredible to see him play live again. Still the best player in the world."
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