LeBron James’ day off before a matchup with the Phoenix Suns was spent partly watching one of his favorite sports – Pro Football. The four-time MVP kept tabs on the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears. Catching his eye, in particular, was young superstar Justin Jefferson of the Vikings.
The recently-named Pro Bowler opened the scoring with a touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins with about five minutes left in the first quarter. LeBron James, a known fan of the wideout, was effusive in his praise.
James was so impressed by the sophomore stud that he crowned him Young King:
“Justin Jefferson is so TOUGH!!! #YoungKing.”
LeBron James and Justin Jefferson are fans of each other’s game. The Minnesota wide receiver considers the 17x All-Star as his favorite athlete and has been seen courtside in Lakers games. Jefferson will certainly have to live up to lofty expectations, knowing that the basketball King himself has labeled the 22-year-old a football royalty.
The ultra-talented Jefferson has already made a name for himself since he entered the NFL last season. He had 88 receptions for 1400 yards and finished with 7 touchdowns in his rookie year. In 14 games this season, he has already piled up 1335 yards from 89 catches and 9 touchdowns including the ice-breaker against the Bears.