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.

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.

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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.