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LeBron mum on his postgame chat with Lonzo

LeBron James and Lonzo Ball both declined to reveal what was said during their brief chat after the Cavs' 121-112 win over the Lakers, though Ball was quick to praise James as "the best player in the world right now" after their much anticipated meeting.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James said he was "humbled" by the fact that Lonzo Ball has said over and over again that James was his favorite player growing up and that he admired James' demeanor. He added that's one reason why he tweeted happy birthday to the rookie.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James said he can relate to the immense pressure and hype surrounding Lonzo Ball and he likes how Ball is about all about team first. James also took notice of how the young Lakers push the ball.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James took a long moment to talk to Lonzo Ball on the court after the Cavs win, talking to the rookie while covering his mouth and hiding his words with his jersey. Ball wouldn't reveal what James said to him but it had to be a very inspiring moment for Ball, who grew up with posters of James on his wall and trying to mimic his game and demeanor on court.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

First meeting between Lonzo Ball and LeBron James and here's the postgame send off.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

MVP chants here for LeBron James as he closes out a 25-12-12 night in the Cavs 121-112 win over the Lakers

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

LeBron James ties Larry Bird for sixth all time with 59 triple doubles. Meanwhile Lonzo Ball is two rebounds from his third triple of the year. Ball currently has 13 points, 10 assists and 8 boards.