LeBron James and Saquon Barkley had the chance to meet Monday night in New York.
Barkley caught up with James after the NBA superstar put on a show against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. James scored 26 points and dished out 11 assists in the penultimate game of the 2017-18 NBA regular season.
It’s unclear what James and Barkley talked about when they saw each other Monday night. But there’s a decent chance Barkley asked for some advice about being a sports star in Cleveland — the Browns could very well take the Penn State running back with either the No. 1 or No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Publicly, James shared a message about Barkley, who he called a “Young King.”
LeBron James tweets message of support after meeting Saquon Barkley
All love and respect Young King 🤴🏾! Good luck with the draft and do work at the next level. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/E0lG7xXjbx
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 10, 2018
“All love and respect Young King!” James wrote on Twitter. “Good luck with the draft and do work at the next level.”
— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) April 10, 2018