LeBron James shouts out 49ers' Christian McCaffrey for dominating Cardinals

Greatness recognizes greatness.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James / Thearon W. Henderson/GettyImages

Christian McCaffrey has may fans, but one of them is now NBA star LeBron James (if he wasn't already).

The San Francisco 49ers are making sure that the visiting Arizona Cardinals aren't going to post back-to-back upsets over Super Bowl-hopeful teams, notably after the red birds shockingly defeated the Dallas Cowboys the week prior.

A big reason why the Niners have dominated the action? All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey.

Part of San Francisco's approach during its Week 4 home bout against the visiting Cardinals was to feature the ground game, and McCaffrey did more than just answer the call.

To the chants of "MVP! MVP! MVP" at Levi's Stadium, McCaffrey recorded three touchdowns, two on the ground and one through the air, to help the 49ers get out to a 21-3 first-half lead. And McCaffrey's first touchdown ended up breaking a franchise record held previously by Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, one for the most games with a touchdown scored.

Rice had the record with 12. McCaffrey now has it with 13 (and counting).

LeBron James wowed by Christian McCaffrey in Week 4

There'll probably be plenty of chatter about the reigning Offensive Player of the Month, who's looking as if he's going to repeat the accolade again for October after such a dominant effort early on Sunday. Before halftime, McCaffrey was out to 53 yards rushing on 10 carries, the two touchdowns on the ground, four receptions for 40 yards and an impressive touchdown catch, too.

One of those who is already driving the conversation, NBA star LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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The Niners also appreciated James' shoutout of McCaffrey, too.

This is a classic case of game recognizing game, and greatness is recognizing greatness.

James' Hall of Fame accolades can easily cite McCaffrey as a Hall of Fame-caliber star, and San Francisco's running back is having that kind of performance in just one single game.

Oh, and the 49ers continue to dominate over Arizona, too.

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