Lakers star LeBron James’ hyped reaction to Sione Takitaki’s game-clinching INT
The Cleveland Browns took the next step in what has been a historic 2019-20 season for them. On Sunday, they ousted the Pittsburgh Steelers from the playoffs, with Browns LB Sione Takitaki coming up with a huge play for Cleveland deep in the fourth period. Long-time Browns fan LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers quickly sent his seal of approval.
James was clearly hyped with Takitaki coming up with a key interception with less than four minutes remaining in the final frame:
TAKI TAKI!!!!!!!!!!!! #Browns
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 11, 2021
Here’s a look at Takitaki’s heads up play that impressed the Lakers champion, courtesy of Cleveland’s official Twitter account.
Takitaki with the PICK!
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 11, 2021
Takitaki’s interception allowed the Browns to hold off what could have been a late surge from the Steelers. Cleveland emerged with a 48-37 victory, and are now on their way to the next round of the playoffs.
James, a native of Akron, Ohio, has been a lifelong Browns fan, and as you can see in his tweet, the Lakers star was extremely pleased with how his team continues to make strides in what has been their best season in what feels like an eternity.
LeBron himself was involved in a bit of action on Sunday night, as he led the Lakers to a heated 120-102 victory over the Houston Rockets. The four-time league MVP finished with 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting to go along with seven rebounds, seven assists, a steal, and a block in 30 minutes of action.
Sunday’s win was the LA’s second consecutive loss and their fifth victory in six games since the calendar turned.