Skip to main content

LeBron Has 2-Word Description Of Viral NFL Announcer

LeBron at the NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND, OHIO - FEBRUARY 20: LeBron James #6 of Team LeBron reacts before the 2022 NBA All-Star Game at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 20, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

From time to time, LeBron James is known to recognize people for going viral on Twitter.

This week, a video of longtime Minnesota Vikings play-by-play announcer Paul Allen has been making the social media rounds. It shows a fired up Allen calling the end of the Bills-Vikings on Sunday.

LeBron is one of the thousands (millions?) of people who watched the clip, and he shouted out Allen on his Twitter account.

"WOW!!! Paul Allen is a national treasure!!!" James wrote.

Allen, 56, has been the voice of the Vikings on the radio for more than two decades.

During that time, he's called the good--the "Minneapolis Miracle," last week's game--and the bad--the 2003 end of season collapse and the 2009 NFC Championship Game loss. 

There's been way more of the former than the latter to broadcast this season. Minnesota is currently 8-1 and vying for the No. 1 seed in the NFC.