Champion to champion: LeBron congratulates Kane, Hawks

Champion to champion: LeBron congratulates Kane, Hawks

June 25, 2013, 2:30 am
Mark Strotman

If it hadn't already, the sports world took notice of the Blackhawks and put them on center stage following their 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins to win the Stanley Cup Final.

And leading the way was LeBron James, who five days earlier had clinched the NBA Finals Championship with a Game 7 win over the Spurs. The Heat held their victory parade earlier today.

The Miami superstar took to both Twitter and Instagram to congratulate friend Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks on their second Cup victory in four seasons, sending out a picture of a Blackhawks jersey with "James" and his No. 6 on the back.

 

Like Kane, James' Finals win last week was also the second of his career.

Kane and Patrick Sharp found themselves sitting courtside for the Bulls-Heat game on March 27, when the Bulls snapped Miami's 27-game winning streak with a 101-97 win. The pair took a picture with James before the game.

"I've just been a big LeBron [James] fan ever since he came into the league," Kane said after the Blackhawks' morning skate the next day. "I don't want to say I seemed like a super fan, but you're excited to meet him... Definitely something you won't forget for a long time."

"He was nervous, he wasn't talking very much courtside there, he knew he was gonna meet LeBron and get his picture taken, so he was a little antsy," Sharp added.

With his second Stanley Cup Final and first Conn Smythe trophy under his belt, it's safe to assume Kane won't be as nervous next time he meets up with the fellow two-time champion.