Saturday marked the 60th birthday of Los Angeles Lakers legend James Worthy. Current Lakers superstar LeBron James sent a touching birthday message to Big Game James and made sure that Worthy could celebrate his day in style by sending over cigars to the 7-time NBA All-Star.
Happy Bday to the BIGGEST James there is and my guy BIG GAME @JamesWorthy42!!!!!! Got a few cigars for you that I’ll have dropped off to the studio! Love brother! 🙏🏾✊🏾👑
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 27, 2021
Awesome gesture from The King. It’s great to see players of today remembering the legends of yesteryear. Obviously, the Laker connection is now there between the two all-time great forwards.
Worthy, now a studio analyst with Spectrum SportsNet, savagely celebrated his the big 6-0 in the most Laker way possible. The Hall of Famer smashed a piñata plastered with pictures of Boston Celtics legends Larry Bird and Danny Ainge. Worthy even made sure to give a few extra smacks for good measure.
Happy Birthday, @JamesWorthy42! 🎂🪅
Thank you for quite possibly the best #Lakers birthday celebration in our studio's history. 😂 pic.twitter.com/pPyiMGOE9X
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) February 27, 2021
James Worthy and LeBron James obviously never saw each other on the NBA floor with their careers coming nearly a decade apart. Big Game James retired from the game in 1994 as a result of his injuries piling up. Meanwhile, King James entered the league in 2003 and the rest is history.
Nevertheless, James Worthy, who spent his entire 12-year career with the Purple and Gold, has developed quite a relationship with LeBron James since the latter came over to Hollywood in the summer of 2018.
Worthy was a dynamic forward for the Showtime Lakers during their dynastic years in the 1980’s. At 6-foot-9 and 225-pounds, Worthy also possessed elite athleticism that made him thrive in the Purple and Gold’s run-and-gun game spearheaded by Magic Johnson. A 7-time NBA All-Star, Worthy helped steer the Lakers to three NBA championships and even won Finals MVP in their 1988 championship run.