- Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has paid tributes to late rapper Takeoff during the game against Cleveland Cavaliers
- Takeoff, a member of American music group Migos, was shot and killed at a birthday party in Houston
- James and his Lakers team were beaten by his former club at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles
Legendary NBA player LeBron James has paid homage to rapper Takeoff, who was shot and killed last week in Houston.
James rocked a matching suit before the game against Cleveland Cavaliers as part of paying his last respects to the musician.
After the 100-114 defeat to his former side, James took the opportunity during the post game to eulogise Takeoff.
"If he [Takeoff] was in here, you guys wouldn't even know he was in here," James said. "He was the most quiet, chill, in the bag, don't want no problems type of guy. It's just another instance of gun violence," said the four-time NBA champ as quoted by Marca.
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Takeoff was a member of American music group Migos.
Meanwhile, James scored 27 points, had four assists and seven rebounds in the Lakers' loss to the Cavaliers.
LeBron shows off $110,000 watch
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that NBA star LeBron James has revealed his new $110,000 Audemars Piguet watch and claims he's already given it a nickname.
Being one of the richest sports stars in the world, the Lakers star flexed his brand new watch on Instagram, giving it the nickname 'Papa Smurf' because of its vivid blue colour.
James will soon surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the player with the most points scored in the NBA.
According to the Mirror, serial watch collector James showed off his latest acquisition, the legendary Audemars Piguet 41mm Perpetual Calendar Royal Oak. The watch is stored in a blueberry-blue ceramic case.
LeBron James hails Serena Williams
Williams unsuccessfully tried to once again win a 24th Grand Slam, but was stopped in her tracks by Ajla Tomljanovic in a thrilling three-hour third round game at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
That loss notwithstanding, Williams remains one of the most successful and dominant female tennis players in history. She had hinted at retiring after the US Open but as the Daily Mail reports, she has left the door open for a possible return.