PHOENIX SUNS

LeBron James gives Chris Paul shoutout after Suns win Game 1

Jul 6, 2021, 10:17 PM | Updated: Jul 7, 2021, 1:06 am

Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers shake hands after a 114-1...

Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers shake hands after a 114-104 Suns win at Staples Center on March 02, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Game recognizes game.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James took to Twitter on Tuesday to give a shoutout to his friend Chris Paul after the Phoenix Suns Game 1 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals.

The future Hall-of-Famer is playing in his first NBA Finals in 15 years in the league.

The Point God led the Suns with 32 points and nine assists, including dropping 16 points in the third quarter that gave his team a cushion heading into the final 12 minutes.

Of course, Paul’s Suns knocked out James and Lakers in the opening round of the playoffs in six thrilling games, marking the first time in James’ career he was booted in the opening round.

But their friendship runs deeper than what happens on the court.

After all, they shared a court on the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic rosters that both won gold.

And who can forget them sharing a banana boat during a vacation in 2015.

Paul and the Suns will look to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series on Thursday.

Tip-off is 6 p.m. and all the action can be heard on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Suns Station.

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