First it was Jay Z, now it’s LeBron James. Everyone wants to watch Zion Williamson up-close.
LeBron and his Los Angeles Lakers teammate Rajon Rondo traveled to Virginia to watch the Cavaliers and Duke Blue Devils play at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday. The game featured the Nos. 2 and 3 teams in the country squaring off.
LeBron and Rondo are here to watch Duke-Virginia! pic.twitter.com/iUc5nTHeAv
— SB Nation (@SBNation) February 9, 2019
Virginia’s only loss on the season entering the game came on the road at Duke in January, so credit the Blue Devils for accounting for both of Virginia’s defeats.
The game featured Duke star Zion Williamson and teammate RJ Barrett. On Virginia’s side, De’Andre Hunter is another good NBA prospect.
James is a big sports fan in general, so it’s not too surprising to see him catch a huge college basketball game, especially with his Lakers having the day off prior to their Sunday game in Philly. There are other more intriguing speculative reasons for LeBron being there. He also has a relationship with Coach K and may want his sons to potentially go to Duke. On top of that, James is Klutch Sports’ most prominent athlete and an ambassador for the agency, so there could be speculation about him trying to make an impression on Zion for agent Rich Paul. He’d have some major competition in that realm, though.