LeBron James is always a great teammate, whether it’s with his ex-teammates or current ones. James made sure Lonzo Ball knew he’s always available for him.
The two were teammates back in the 2018-19 season. That was LeBron’s first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, and the two seemed to form a dynamic duo. Lonzo’s passing fit exactly in to the playstyle that LeBron is comfortable with, allowing him to get open and score at will.
The Lakers were pushing a top four seed in the Western Conference, but injuries ruined any chance of a playoff push. LeBron missed significant time, and the Lakers fell apart without the King. In the following offseason, the Lakers would trade away Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and a whole of draft capital for Anthony Davis.
That move resulted in the first Lakers title since 2010 with Kobe Bryant. However, LeBron hasn’t left the side of his ex-teammate, making sure Lonzo Ball knows he’ll always be there for him.
LeBron James Reaches Out To Lonzo Ball After The Latter Thanks Him On The Uninterrupted
Lonzo Ball appeared on The Uninterrupted to talk with his New Orleans Pelicans teammate Jackson Hayes and 7-time NBA champion Robert Horry.
After the the talk, Lonzo Ball took to Twitter to acknowledge the wise words LeBron has fed him over their one season together with the Lakers:
Always appreciate the wise words from my guy @kingjames 💯🤞🏽
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) June 11, 2021
LeBron James appreciated the shoutout, and made sure to let Lonzo know that he’s always available to him, through a text, call, or even FaceTime:
Always a text, a phone call or FT away bro!! You already know. 🙏🏾✊🏾❤️👑 https://t.co/ejFneYx2ys
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 11, 2021
We might never see the two play together again, but while they did, it was fun to watch. Lonzo’s passing would often set James up for some monster alley-oops or thunderous dunks.
LeBron James (24 PTS, 12 REB, 11 AST) and Lonzo Ball (16 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST) fuel the @Lakers win in Charlotte!
The duo becomes the first LA teammates to record a triple-double in the same game since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson (1982). pic.twitter.com/LFVvdfhEE4
— NBA (@NBA) December 16, 2018