Already kneeling during the national anthem prior to the Lakers’ Game 4 playoff contest with the Portland Trailblazers, King James, 35, flashed the symbol of greeting for the mythical kingdom Wakanda popularized by Boseman.
Boseman, who rose meteorically following his stunning succession of performances portraying icons in film, died as a legend himself at the age of 43 from colon cancer.
King James and the rest of the sports world honored Boseman, who succumbed on Friday, Aug. 28 following a four-year battle with the disease.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) August 30, 2020
Three-time NBA champ Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors was among the bunch of hardwood stars who joined James in offering a posthumous salute to Boseman. Meanwhile, the likes of tennis legend Serena Williams and former wrestler Dwayne Johnson, aka “The Rock,” gave the actor props for an astounding career in film.
A few Major League Baseball teams honored Boseman by wearing Jackie Robinson’s jersey on Saturday. Boseman delivered a riveting portrayal of the barrier-breaking Robinson in the critically acclaimed movie, 42.
Rest in power @chadwickboseman !! Your legacy will live forever. 2020 man, been a tough one 💔
— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) August 29, 2020
RIP legend ❤️🙏🏽😓 https://t.co/j2yLUjzrVB
— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) August 29, 2020
Just met you for the first time at all star… never stopped having this smile on your face… 😭😭🙏🏽 https://t.co/aYxDjEJHuV
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) August 29, 2020
A moment of silence for Chadwick Boseman prior to today’s game. pic.twitter.com/knKv6yObgq
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 29, 2020
A moment of silence for Chadwick Boseman. pic.twitter.com/VXPbVhEEQu
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 30, 2020
You brought millions and millions of people together to be entertained, educated, to see ourselves, make us laugh, smile, and feel empowered. Thank you. Chadwick forever. pic.twitter.com/MB5d8A4gBR
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) August 29, 2020
Hard to hear about this.
Rest in love, brother.
Thank you for shining your light and sharing your talent with the world. My love and strength to your family. https://t.co/hNAWav7Cq8
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 29, 2020