Lebron James Gives Shoutout to Notre Dame RB Kyren Williams

Yesterday’s Notre Dame – North Carolina game was an entertaining game. It started out looking like it would be a shootout only to turn into a defensive struggle for a couple of quarters. For 58+ minutes, neither team led by more than one possession. One captive viewer was NBA legend Lebron James who not only enjoyed the game, but gave Notre Dame sophomore RB Kyren Williams a shoutout.

James let the world know he was watching in the fourth quarter with the following tweet.

A little later on, James gave Williams a shoutout that’s been liked almost 20,000 times already.

The tweet came after Williams and Notre Dame iced the game with an 89-yard drive featuring a heavy dose of Williams who delivered the final dagger with his third touchdown of the game.

Williams ended the game with 124 yards thanks in large part to that final drive. North Carolina did a good job of bottling him up for most of the game until he ripped off a 47-yarder to start that final drive. His three-touchdown effort (2 on the ground, 1 in the air) gives him 13 total touchdowns on the season to pace the Irish.

Getting some attention from a NBA legends certainly won’t hurt recruiting efforts – especially with the Irish trying to lock up another running back in the class of 2021. Hopefully for Notre Dame’s sake, Donovan Edwards is a big Lebron James fan because landing Edwards would be a huge get for the Irish.

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6 Comments

  1. really good win for Notredame yesterday. I heard the announcers mention Lenzy but I’m not sure how much he played. Some keys going forward the pass rush, secondary, Doer. Cant, miss field 30 yard fieldgoals going forward especially when it can put you up by 2 scores. Notredame needs to be better offensively to win out. Not saying the offense was bad potentially scoring 34 points but Mayer dropped a key third down pass that would have kept the drive alive and Skoronski made a first down catch only to have gone out of bounds first and then came back in. Both those plays forced Notredame to punt. I also think it’s important to get Kramer back. Corral did good and will get better and better with expeirence but you could tell the run game and pass protection wasn’t as sharp as in other games. Book was flushed from the pocket too many times. I hope Reese can get the ball in Lenzy and Tyrees hands more in space jet sweeps, screens swings in the flats reverses deep passes down field.

  2. I thought LeBron James would care more about the social justice messages the North Carolina players were displaying on their jerseys. Speaking of those messages, would the university allow a player to display “Ban Abortion” on their jersey? Or does freedom of speech only work if it is a leftist social justice issue?

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