Tyla LeBron James

Tyla with LeBron James during an NBA game. Images: TikTok @ESPN

WATCH: Tyla’s courtside video with LeBron James trends

‘Tyla is now a global sensation and a Hollywood inductee,’ fans react to Tyla’s courtside video with LeBron James at the Crypto.com Arena.

Tyla LeBron James

Tyla with LeBron James during an NBA game. Images: TikTok @ESPN

Grammy award-winning star Tyla is topping trends after her video with LeBron James made rounds on social media. No doubt, against her newfound fame, Tyla has been winning big, from winning a Grammy Award to rubbing shoulders with international celebrities.

Tyla and LeBron James shared a courtside moment during the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors match at the Crypto.com Arena.


Golden State Warriors edged Los Angeles Lakers 128-121. However, multiple replay reviews and shot clock malfunctions marred the match.

The video has been making rounds on social media after Culture Collect shared it on Instagram. The page posted, “Tyla & Her best friend were Spotted Courtside  conversing with NBA’s @kingjames at the Lakers vs Warriors Game [sic].”

The video has gained thousands of comments and reactions since it dropped on the internet. In a now-viral clip, the South African singer shared some pitch-side moments with basketball legend LeBron James during an NBA match.

Like those before her, Tyla had the privilege of sitting in the front role, always made up of star celebrities, from rappers to soccer stars. Tyla smiled as she chatted with LeBron James before getting a ‘big-up.’ ESPN also posted the video on TikTok.

@espn Respect 🫶 #lebron #tyla #nba ♬ original sound – ESPN

Fans were more than convinced that ‘real recognises real’ and LeBron James was giving Tyla a nod. An Instagram user commented, “Tyla is now a global sensation and a Hollywood inductee, so obviously she is bound to rub shoulders with the gentry.”

Another user added, “South African female artists/entertainers watching this video are in envy in their hearts; they wish it was them.” This is not the first time she has rubbed shoulders with several celebrities.

She has rubbed shoulders with celebrities like Travis Scott and Chris Brown. She once sparked some dating rumours with Nigerian star Rema. Against the trends, she was quick to rubbish the daring rumours.


In the backdrop of her newfound fame, she has been winning big. ‘Water’ was the first song by a South African soloist to enter the US Billboard Hot 100 in 55 years. 

During the Grammy Awards, Tyla became the first artist to win the inaugural Grammy Award for Best African Music Performance. Her win also saw her go down in the history books of the prestigious awards.

She became the youngest-ever African artist to win a Grammy Award. Tyla has been winning big and is poised for greatness. She has kept her private life under wraps, leaving many to guess.