In a poignant moment following Team USA’s semi-final loss to Germany in the FIBA World Cup with a final score of 111-113, Lakers guard Austin Reaves demonstrated the true spirit of sportsmanship.
Reaves, a former Lakers teammate of Dennis Schroder, waited outside the German locker room for his friend to emerge.
The heartwarming scene was captured on video, showcasing the bond between the two players. Schroder, who is set to join the Raptors for the upcoming season, shared the video on Instagram and expressed his admiration for Reaves.
In his post, Schroder wrote, “Gives me tears in the eyes seeing you in front of our locker room after the game still going through the pain because I know how big of a winner you are!! You are a bad man on the court & off the court you are one of the most genuine persons Brodie… that’s why the world loves you! Stay that way ❤️❤️❤️ & whatever the MAX is in 4 years that’s what you gonna get! Ps: let me hold a $ then 😅 #RESPECT AR15.”
LeBron James, who is known for his camaraderie with his fellow NBA players, spotted Schroder’s touching video and shared it on his Instagram story. Alongside the video, LeBron added his own heartfelt message: “My dawgs! Love you boys!!!!”