The FIFA World Cup 2022 ended with Argentina defeating the defending-champion French national team. The two tied 3-3, but Argentina won 4-2 in penalty kicks.
As one of the biggest sporting events of the year, many athletes tuned in to the World Cup. One of the star NBA players watching was LeBron James.
James shouted out Argentina forward Lionel Messi.
James and Messi are both considered among the greatest players in their respective sports. James, who won championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013, is regarded by some to be the greatest NBA player of all time. Messi is in that same conversation among soccer players.
James also showed some love to France forward Kylian Mbappé, who had an amazing performance despite the loss.