The Trail Blazers and Kings exhibition contest was a nationally televised game on ESPN Friday.
Which meant a certain someone was watching his old friend.
LeBron James couldn’t help but give props to Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony for his 21-point performance in 23 minutes of action in the Blazers win over the Kings. Download and subscribe to the Talkin' Blazers Podcast
Kings James knows what’s up.
And that walking bucket is now adjusting to a full-time role as a bench player.
He didn’t miss a beat though.
King James clearly wanted Melo to know that he's still got his support until they face each other, of course.
Trail Blazers fans also lit up social media to show love for the 36-year-old and his performance in the first preseason game of the year.
Next up for the Walking Bucket and the Trail Blazers:
Portland will host Sacramento Sunday at 6PM PT on NBCSNW.