PBA: Romeo Travis heard about LeBron's Laker move six months before it happened
Paul Lintag on Aug 23, 2018 12:10 PM
Romeo Travis is back in the Philippines to play in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup for the Magnolia Hotshots. He's changed teams in the PBA, just like his old buddy LeBron in the NBA.
You might recognize Romeo Travis, you know, the former PBA Best Import and LeBron James' former high school teammate and long-time friend.
Yeah he's back in the Philippines to play in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup for the Magnolia Hotshots.
He's changed teams in the PBA, just like his old buddy LeBron in the NBA.
And while Travis' change of uniforms in this side of the world came with a little bit of shock, the King's latest decision didn't surprise him one bit.
"I wasn't surprised. I wasn't surprised at all," Travis said of LeBron's move to the Lakers.
"I heard about it since January, you know? Depending on how [the Cavs'] season went, I wasn't surprised at all," he added.
LeBron and Travis were part of their very own "Fab 5" at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and Akron together with Dru Joyce III, Sian Cotton, and Willie McGee. Travis joined the crew during their sophomore season and they all won multiple state championships together.
Travis says they'd remain friends over a decade later and they are in constant communication like normal people.
"We're in a group chat. We text all the time in the group chat," he said.
"You know, we send funny videos, we're just friends," Travis added.
Travis also added that he's happy for his old friend.
LeBron's move to the Lakers was seen as something that is more than basketball and Travis is delighted that his old buddy is once again in a great environment.
He's confident that the Lakers will exceed expectations in the upcoming NBA season.
"Yeah, I'm happy for him. He's happy. He went to where he wanted to be so I'm happy for him, happy for his family. I think it's going to be a good situation," Travis said of LeBron.
"They're going to surprise a lot of people with that [Lakers] roster. Because they're going to give a lot of teams defensive problems. They're going to switch everything, they have a hybrid lineup. LeBron at the 5, and that's just scary," he added.
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