49ers' Brock Purdy had priceless reaction to learning LeBron James loved his playoff debut

Robert Zeglinski
For The Win

The San Francisco 49ers might be the most complete team in the entire NFL playoff field. After their monstrous defense humbled the Seattle Seahawks in an NFC wild card game on Saturday, they seem poised for yet another deep playoff run.

But the X-factor in any fruitful January for San Francisco is Brock Purdy. After a sterling performance where Kyle Shanahan unleashed the rookie’s deep ball, and he broke an NFL rookie playoff record, Purdy became the talk of the NFL world.

One particularly notable person, NBA star LeBron James, took note of Purdy balling out as the 49ers advanced to the Divisional Round:

During his media availability after the 49ers’ rousing 41-23 win, a press member told Purdy that James had complimented his performance. The young Purdy — 15 years younger than the 38-year-old James — almost seemed to be in disbelief one of the biggest names in sports had actually noticed him:

Aw, look at the smile on Purdy’s face!

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Something tells me this won’t be the last time a sports mega-star takes note of Purdy at the helm of the 49ers’ buzz-saw offense this winter.