LeBron James and Chris Paul are contemporaries and close friends, and James, a four-time NBA champion, is rooting for Paul to get his first ring.
Last night, the Phoenix Suns beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-105 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Paul, the Suns’ floor general, was brilliant, scoring 32 points on 12-of-19 shooting and dishing out nine assists.
The opportunity to play for a championship has been a long time coming for Paul, who is in his 16th NBA season. James understands the road the All-Star point guard has taken, and he had some words of encouragement for Paul after last night’s game.
“1 down, 3 to go @CP3,” James tweeted.
1 down. 3 to go @CP3
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 7, 2021
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen LeBron shout out Chris Paul on Twitter following a big playoff performance. It won’t be the last either, the closer the future Hall of Famer gets to that elusive first ring.
Paul and the Suns will look to take a 2-0 lead in the series in Game 2 tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.