The Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow concluded his first year atop the highest level on the lowest of notes on Sunday afternoon. With Burrow tearing several ligaments in his knee, damages that will now require season-ending surgery, another Ohio legend was quick to praise the Bengals signal-caller as Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James took to Twitter to deliver a message to Cincinnati's franchise player.

James and the Lakers just won the 2019-20 NBA title with the four-time MVP still very much staying up to date on all things related to sports as he continues to recover from an unprecedented campaign.

The Bengals selected Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of LSU. Despite the fact that Burrow, an Athens, Ohio native, was selected out of LSU, he began his collegiate career at Ohio State University before transferring to the Tigers. With James from Akron, Ohio himself, the future Hall of Famer would have more than likely attended the Ohio State University had he not went directly to the NBA from high school.

Bringing a championship to Cleveland and the state of Ohio before departing for Los Angeles, James has notably won four NBA titles with three different teams during his time in the limelight. In addition to winning with both the Cavaliers and Lakers, James also captured two titles as a member of the Miami Heat—the first two of his storied basketball career.