LeBron James loved Usain Bolt using his 'Silencer' celebration after winning 200m gold

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Isn't it nice when two of the greatest sportsmen on earth, from two totally different worlds, recognise each other?

Jamacia's Usain Bolt won an unprecedented triple-triple last night at the Rio Olympics after collecting his ninth gold medal. For the past three Olympics, he has won the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay events.

However, after winning this year's 200m crown - his eighth of nine medals - Bolt appeared to give a nod to one of the all-time NBA greats.

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His celebration has been seen on the hardwoods in the U.S. many times before. The celebration, coined the "Silencer," involves walking forward with your knees raised high and emphatically motioning your palms toward the ground.

Anybody who knows their basketball is fully aware that's a LeBron James special straight after he hammers home a dunk.

Bolt's theatrics were not lost on King James, and the three-time NBA champion and Cleveland Cavaliers hero took to twitter to acknowledge Bolt.

James is regarded as a freak athlete himself and is, perhaps, the greatest athlete to ever play the game. Bolt will certainly go down as the greatest sprinter; his achievements over the past 12 years are undeniable.

It's great to see two legends in their fields show respect for each other and appreciate their respective achievements. Of course, Bolt has his own signature celebration that has become synonymous with the athlete, and yet, he found time to pay tribute to James on the greatest stage of them all.

James pulled off a tremendous achievement himself last season as he led the Cavaliers to their first-ever NBA championship, despite trailing a regular season record-setting Golden State Warriors 3-1 in the Finals.

Maybe we'll see James pull out Bolt's celebration next season?

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