In a fusion of NBA royalty and NFL prowess, NBA icon LeBron James was thoroughly engrossed during the recent NFL Thursday Night Football game between the Washington Commanders and the Chicago Bears. Notably, his attention was captured by the Bears’ dynamic duo - quarterback Justin Fields and wide receiver D.J.
Moore. These rising stars propelled the Bears with an electrifying start. The illustrious NBA MVP, with four championships under his belt, couldn't resist sharing his exhilaration on social media platform X. LeBron praised the standout performances of Fields and Moore, who spearheaded Chicago’s formidable 27-3 lead in the first half.
His post read, “J Fields and DJ Moore going crazy right now!!! SHEESH!! #TNFonPrime”. Breaking down the impressive stats, Fields delivered with 189 yards on a 12-20 passing spree and clinched three touchdowns in just the initial half.
Additionally, he boasted six carries for 27 yards. On the other end, Moore showcased his skills with five catches, accumulating an impressive 137 yards and bagging two touchdowns.
Commanders' Rally, Bears' Triumph
The Commanders, not ones to be left behind, made a commendable comeback in the third quarter, reducing their lag to a mere 13 points, standing at 27-14.
However, as the fourth quarter commenced, the Bears solidified their prowess with a 43-yard field goal, elevating their lead to 30-14. This momentum led them to celebrate a 40-20 triumph, ensuring they didn't start the season with a streak of five losses.
This victory was a double win as it marked the third consecutive loss for the Commanders, a team partially owned by NBA legend, Magic Johnson. Adding a touch of irony to this tale, LeBron, in his earlier prediction, had tipped the Commanders for the win.
He penned on X, “Will do my NFL picks for this Sunday on IG live before they begin Sunday but for tonight TNF game I’m going with Wash over Chi. Nevertheless hope it’s a great game. [Football] junkie”.
LeBron's passion isn’t confined to the basketball court. As the 2023-24 NBA season looms, he actively follows the NFL pulse. An avid NFL enthusiast, his weekly picks for parlay shared on Instagram boast an impressive record, with last week's predictions hitting a remarkable 11-2.
It’s worth noting that LeBron's affection for football isn't newfound. During his time as a basketball sensation at St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron, Ohio, he moonlighted as a wide receiver for the school’s football team.
His sophomore year saw him being honored as first-team all-state. A year later, he scored 57 catches for 1,160 yards and 16 touchdowns, driving his team to the semifinals.