LeBron James is from Akron, Ohio, and loves the Ohio State Buckeyes. Thus, after the San Francisco 49ers beat the Minnesota Vikings 20-3 on Monday Night Football, the 11-time All-Star and four-time MVP reached out to Niners running back and former Buckeye Carlos Hyde via FaceTime to congratulate him on a great game!
More details were offered via 49ers.com:
In a recent sit-down interview, the San Francisco 49ers running back said that besides hearing from his mom, his favorite postgame call or text came from a certain NBA superstar.
“I heard from LeBron James. Me and LeBron have the same trainer, David Alexander, down in Miami,” Hyde said. “After the game I FaceTime’d LeBron and my trainer. They were super hyped.”
Hyde finished the game with an astounding 168 yards and two touchdowns on just 26 carries, even pulling off an eye-popping move that was reminiscent of what his former Buckeyes teammate Braxton Miller did against Virginia Tech on Labor Day.
Given how LeBron is a legend in the state of Ohio and across the nation, that must have been a pretty awesome experience on Hyde’s end. His next test comes against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on Sunday afternoon, so another good game could result in another distinct FaceTime.
Maybe Michael Jordan? Mean Joe Greene? Jerome Bettis? Stay tuned!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports