LeBron James reacts to Von Miller’s return to the NFL

By Jon Heath

After missing all of the 2020 season with an ankle injury, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller made his return to the field against the New York Giants in Week 1 of the 2021 season on Sunday afternoon.

Miller returned in style, totaling three tackles behind the line of scrimmage and two sacks in a 27-13 win on the road. Miller’s impressive performance drew praise from NBA star LeBron James on Twitter.

Miller answered James’ tweet with a compliment, responding with a GOAT (“Greatest of All Time”) emoji.

This isn’t the first time James has tuned in to watch Denver play. When the Broncos faced the New York Jets on “Thursday Night Football” last season, James reacted on Twitter when wide receiver Jerry Jeudy caught an impressive 48-yard touchdown catch.

James is also clearly a fan of former quarterback Peyton Manning. James has imitated Manning’s pre-snap “Omaha!” cadence at Lakers practice and he has spoken with Manning courtside before games in the past.

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