first_imgLeBron James and Romeo Travis go a long way back as childhood friends and high school teammates at St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron, Ohio.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew And up to this day, the two continue to share a tight-knit bond despite how their basketball careers have taken them to thousand of miles apart with James starring for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA and Travis leading the Magnolia Hotshots to the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.READ: ‘Keep going Lucky Lefty’: LeBron James gives Romeo Travis another shoutoutFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJames has been keeping tabs of Travis’ play and just recently, the three-time NBA champion congratulated Travis for his 50-point performance in the series-clinching Game 4 on Friday.YesSir!!!!!!!! https://t.co/101F6hlfXD— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 16, 2018Interestingly, James delivered his own 50-point outing when he scored 51 points in a Lakers’ rout of the Miami Heat two days later.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I would like to think that I had something to do with it but probably not,” said Travis on Tuesday during the PBA Finals press conference as posted on SPIN.ph. “It’s probably Miami’s bad defense have a lot to do with it.”“I talked to him afterwards and we joked about it. He is in the NBA. I’m in the PBA. They are not the same. But we are just happy for each other. A little friendly competition is good. Nothing wrong with a little friendly competition, trash talk. He sent me a message, talked a little trash. It is what it is.”READ: Travis gets shoutout from ‘brother’ LeBron after big game for MagnoliaJames has already cemented himself as one of the greatest ever in the sport and he may even be as great of a friend as he is as a basketball player.“He is just my friend. You guys know him as LeBron James, superstar. He is just one of my friends. He is just another member of the group chat,” Travis said. “He is like, when we are in a group chat, we are all equal. It is what it is. He is just a friend. I don’t know any way other way to put it, he’s as supportive as any other friend who supports you.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college READ: James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past HeatTravis, though, doesn’t think his buddy’s offensive outburst had anything to so with him. FEU crashes UAAP Final Four party, eliminates De La Salle for no. 4 seed SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img