LeBron James Congratulates Browns' Baker Mayfield on 'Phenomenal Performance'

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistOctober 25, 2020

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James directs a play against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Baker Mayfield's late-game heroics in a 37-34 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday merited a shout-out from the King himself.

The Cleveland Browns quarterback hit Donovan Peoples-Jones for a 24-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, an Ohio native, tagged Mayfield on Twitter and praised him for a "phenomenal performance."

Mayfield got off to an inauspicious start. His first pass of the game was intercepted, and he missed on his first five attempts. However, the 25-year-old quickly found his bearings and finished 22-of-28 for 297 yards, five touchdowns and the lone interception. Cleveland improved to 5-2.

Going down to the wire against the now 1-5-1 Bengals isn't ideal, but a win is a win. James and his fellow Browns fans had plenty to celebrate.