As the rest of his team headed to the locker room following the Heat loss to the Wizards, LeBron James went in the opposite direction towards the Wizards bench to embrace Robert Griffin III, who was sitting courtside.  

James had some kind words for the Redskins rookie prior to tonight’s game at Verizon Center.

“He’s an unbelievable talent, and he’s a great quarterback,” he said, via USA Today. “He doesn’t play like a rookie at all. They’ve got a great one.”

RGIII mentioned in a courtside interview that he’d like to see James become a Redskins fan. It’s worth mentioning that multiple fans tweeted that chants of “RGIII!” rained down on Verizon as the Wizards were headed for their second win of the season. It’s like D.C. fans have their very own King Midas. 

Here’s video of the hug, and a weirdly aggressive handshake.