LeBron James had a busy summer–writing an essay for Sports Illustrated, packing for Cleveland, losing a bunch of weight. But that didn’t stop the gonna-be-billionaire from kickin’ it down in Brazil for the FIFA World Cup. As he does most places, the genial James made some friends on the trip. And LeBron James is a good friend to have–he just gave his his pal, Brazilian soccer star Ronaldhino, a $60,000 watch.
At 34, Ronaldhino is considered one of the greatest players in Brazil’s rich soccer history. He played an important role on Brazil’s 2002 World Cup championship winner. Known for his ” technique, tricks, dribbling, overhead kicks, no-look passes,” Ronaldhino’s game sounds a lot like King James’s (except for the overhead kicks!). But besides kindness and brotherly love, there is the fact that James was working when he gave his gift– James is an Audemars Piguet spokesperson. The watch–the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph LeBron James (see video below)–is named for him. Giving one to Ronaldinho is actually a pretty inexpensive ad. Ronaldinho has almost 12 million followers on Twitter.
— Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@10Ronaldinho) March 2, 2015