LeBron James: "May he rest in heaven"

The day after their 133-122 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, LeBron James sent his sympathies to Grant Wahl's family.

Grant Wahl’s , dies aged 48, during Qatar FIFA World Cup

James began by expressing his grief. "First and foremost, my thoughts are with his family."

A cover story that introduced the 17-year-old phenom to a national audience. Wahl wrote on James with the title "The Chosen One",

James, now a 20-year NBA legend, looked back on that era and their friendships Goldendays

He eventually moved away from basketball and immersed himself in football coverage.

James has commented that Wahl's influence on him was most profound as a schoolboy.

James expanded on his comments on Saturday with a tweet expressing his grief.

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