"This is Weird. He Was Just Playing Against My Son A Couple Of Years Ago!": LeBron James Shout-Out to Evan Mobley

LeBron James sounded humbled. The 36-year-old legend couldn't heap enough praise on Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Evan Mobley Friday night after facing him for the first time. 

"He's going to be a damn good basketball player in this league," said LeBron. "So crazy because he was just playing against my son a couple of years ago. This is weird. It's getting more weird by the day."

James remembers watching Mobley in 2019 when he was facing his son Bronny in a high school basketball championship game in California. Mobley won the MVP of that tournament.

"He was playing against my son in the playoffs two years ago and obviously we saw what he did in the tournament -- just electrifying."

In his first match-up against Bronny's dad, Mobley put up 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, including this dunk past a helpless LeBron.

The Lakers had to fight back to put away the Cavs 113-101 with a late-game burst. Mobley is averaging 15.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 blocks in his first six games as a pro.

What's becoming so "weird" for LeBron, is that he also faced his son's former teammate, Ziaire Williams of the Memphis Grizzlies, in a game last week. "I looked at Ziaire a couple of times and was just shaking my head inside. I had a moment, for sure."

It's Mobley, though, that's really blowing James' mind. And the fact that he's doing it for his hometown Cavaliers, has to be a good feeling. "Cleveland has a good one," said LeBron. "They’ve done a good job over the years in the draft, I’ll say.”

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