Look: Here's How LeBron James Saluted Simone Biles and Simone Manuel for Their Olympic Gold Medals

Look: Here's How LeBron James Saluted Simone Biles and Simone Manuel for Their Olympic Gold Medals

Guess who was watching the Rio Games with the King?

Published August 12th

Sports fans around the world have been taken aback by the #BlackGirlMagic served up by gymnast sensation Simone Biles and star swimmer Simone Manuel during these Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

And that includes LeBron James.

The three-time NBA champion watched Biles win her second gold medal via a victory in the women's gymnastics' individual all-around final Thursday.

He then tuned in to watch Manuel place first in the 100-meter freestyle later that night, making her the first Black woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming.

And King James had somebody special watching the two Simones' heroics with him — his little princess, Zhuri.

That inspired LeBron to take to his Instagram account Friday and pen this message to the two Simones, who have flipped this Olympics upside down.

Heartfelt words from the King. 

Simone + Simone = Major inspiration.

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Written by BET Staff

(Photos from left: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images, Alex Livesey/Getty Images, Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

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