Cedi Osman reveals adorable text LeBron James sent him after he left Cleveland

Cedi Osman and LeBron James Cavs

Last season, a bond was forged between then-Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and his teammate Cedi Osman that managed to ignore all cultural barriers.

Despite James leaving in free agency nearly three months ago to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, he’s made the effort to continually stay in touch with Osman.

During a discussion with the media, Osman discussed (approximately a minute into the video) exactly what transpired between James and him following the veteran’s departure:

“I was so happy when I saw him (James). But besides that we was texting to each other, so I was always texting him. I was letting him know what I’m doing because when we met in Vegas, the next day I was going back home and he was like, ‘Hey when you get back home, text me so I know you’re okay.’ Every time something good happens I was letting him know and when we met in L.A., I was so happy to see him again.”

With James having left, Osman is a potential candidate to try and fill at least a portion of the hole left by the future Hall of Famer and one of the greatest basketball players ever. That’s an impossible endeavor, but Osman showed hints during his rookie campaign that he’s capable of competing in the NBA.

The Cavaliers first acquired Osman’s rights on the night of the 2015 NBA Draft, but didn’t sign him until July 2017. In the interim, he competed internationally, which made his transition into the NBA an easier proposition. The fact that he was already fundamentally sound and showed himself to be a team-first player was part of what endeared him to James.

Osman and his mentor will face each other twice during the upcoming regular season, with the first matchup taking place at Quicken Loans Arena on Nov. 21. The rematch will then be in Los Angeles in January.

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