In a historic and star-studded event at DRV PNK Stadium, the world of sports witnessed an iconic moment as basketball legend LeBron James shared a heartfelt embrace with soccer superstar Lionel Messi during Inter Miami’s thrilling encounter against Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup play.

Watch: Becky G sings the national anthem on Messi’s debut for Inter Miami against Cruz Azul

The Messi Debut

As Lionel Messi, one of the greatest footballers of all time, made his long-anticipated debut for Inter Miami, the stadium was brimming with excitement and anticipation. Fans from all corners of the globe, including high-profile celebrities, gathered to witness this monumental occasion that united the worlds of soccer and basketball.

A Celeb-Filled Affair

The DRV PNK Stadium was a magnet for A-list celebrities, with LeBron James, a true icon of the NBA, taking center stage among the stars. Serena Williams, Tom Brady, Tristan Thompson, and Kim Kardashian were among the elite guests in attendance, adding an extra layer of glamour to the already momentous night.

Watch: Kim Kardashian to LeBron James: Stars at Messi’s debut for Inter Miami vs Cruz Azul 

The Embrace

As Messi prepared to make his entrance onto the pitch, LeBron James, ever the sports ambassador, could not contain his excitement and admiration for the soccer superstar. In a heartwarming gesture, LeBron walked up to Messi on the sidelines and shared a warm embrace, symbolizing the camaraderie and mutual respect between two of the world’s most celebrated athletes.

As Messi’s Inter Miami journey begins, fans eagerly await his impact on Major League Soccer (MLS) and his influence on the growth of soccer in the United States.