LeBron James’ affiliation with the University of Southern California (USC) was fully demonstrated during the Trojans’ 48-41 victory over Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday. In a key game, two USC players mimicked two of James’ best celebrations.
MarShawn Lloyd of the Trojans paid tribute to James by performing the “silencer” celebration of the Lakers star after scoring the first touchdown of the game.
James debuted in the celebration on February 12, 2014, when he was still a member of the Miami Heat, when he sank a triple-winning game against the Golden State Warriors.
One fan who reacted to Lloyd’s recreation of the silencer called it “the best celebration in sports.”
Caleb Williams also performed James’ “Crowning” celebration.
The grand celebration was fitting for someone known as “The King,” which is LeBron’s nickname.
Williams threw for 403 yards, recorded six touchdowns and had one interception on 30 of 40 pass attempts. USC, which improved to a perfect 5-0 record overall and 3-0 in the Pac-12, was able to hold off Colorado’s comeback effort in the second half.
USC players seem to be imitating LeBron James, as it is reported that he will attend the game as a guest. Despite this, James saw nothing in the event.
However, James expressed his support for the two players after the game by sharing their videos on his Instagram stories.
LeBron James’ son attends USC
Bronny James joined the USC Trojans and will wear the No. 6 jersey, number worn by LeBron for four years with the Miami Heat and the last two years with the LA Lakers.
Bronny, entering his freshman year, was highly regarded in his high school class, ranking No. 20 in the 2023 ESPN 100 ranking. He is also the sixth ranked point guard in his class.
Bronny is part of a formidable incoming class for the Trojans, which features the top-ranked prospect in the ESPN 100, Isaiah Collier. Additionally, the class includes four-star recruits Arrenten Page and Brandon Gardner, adding to USC’s promising roster.
Interestingly, the prospect of Bronny’s college journey is enticing, given his father’s expressed desire to possibly play with his son in the NBA in the future.
Bronny recently had a heart attack during a practice session. However, he is expected to return to the world of basketball.