LeBron James on NFL's Damar Hamlin collapsing: Praying for the kid

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LeBron James on NFL's Damar Hamlin collapsing: Praying for the kid

LeBron James offered his prayers to Damar Hamlin and said stopping the game was the right thing to do. In the first quarter of the Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, Hamlin collided with Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins after attempting to make a tackle.

Hamlin initially was able to get on his feet but then collapsed on his back. The emergency medical staff rushed onto the field, where they were able to restore Hamlin's heartbeat. Hamlin was then transported to a hospital, where he is sedated and listed in critical condition.

Approximately an hour after the terrifying scene, it was confirmed that the game would not continue on Monday night.

James on Hamlin: Praying for the kid

"Obviously I don’t know what happened – I’ve seen the play but I don’t know exactly what happened.

My thoughts and super prayers goes up to the skies above for that kid’s family, for him, for that brotherhood of the NFL and everybody a part of the NFL family. It’s definitely the right call by whoever made that call – [NFL Commissioner] Roger Goodell or whoever had an opportunity, the authority to make that call to suspend – the safety of players in all sports is always the most important.

It was a terrible thing to see and I wish nothing but the best for that kid, for the city of Buffalo, for the franchise of the Bills and like I said, for the rest of the NFL as well and also the Bengals that was there and playing in that game," James said.

Meanwhile, James couldn't watch the Bills and Bengals game since the Lakers were in action against the Charlotte Hornets. On Monday night, the Lakers claimed a 121-115 win over the Hornets on the road. James had a big performance for the Lakers, dropping a game-high 43 points in the win.

Also, James added 11 rebounds and six assists. Following their win over the Hornets, the Lakers improved to 16-21 on the season. In their next game on Wednesday night, the Lakers are hosting the Miami Heat.