It is not a good thing when Novak Djokovic hits the net on a tennis court. But by hitting nothing but net on a basketball court Saturday, the Serbian scored a compliment from NBA superstar LeBron James.
Djokovic on his social media posted a video of himself taking a few dribbles before knocking down a mid-range jumpshot.
Am I ready for a 1:1 @KingJames? ?? pic.twitter.com/78MwBZaAiS
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) June 20, 2020
“Am I ready for a 1:1 @KingJames?” Djokovic asked James.
Ha! I’m going to say I think you are!! Beautiful follow-thru on that shot buddy! ????? https://t.co/fMUocbVMRL
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 20, 2020
“Ha! I’m going to say I think you are!! Beautiful follow-thru on that shot buddy!” the basketball star responded on Twitter.
James is no stranger to the ATP Tour, joining former teammate Dwyane Wade for a picture with Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori before their match at the 2011 Miami Open presented by Itau.
The most-liked comment on Djokovic’s Instagram post came from 6’11” Ivo Karlovic, the former World No. 14 in the FedEx ATP Rankings. The Croatian responded to Djokovic’s challenge to James by saying, “You’re ready to get dunked on. ?”