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WATCH: Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr recreate LeBron James’ chalk-throwing ritual after scoring homerun against Pittsburgh

Ronald Acuña Jr. scored the 25th leadoff home run of his young career.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 12 June 2022 1:31 pm

Ronald Acuña Jr

Defending World Series Atlanta Braves on Saturday registered their 10th straight win with a 10-4 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. This current win streak is the Braves’ longest since 2013 when they won 14 in a row. Braves were down 4-2 entering the bottom of the seventh. 

Here, the team went ballistic as they smashed eight runs, four coming from Ozzie Albies. Followed by Austin Riley’s 16th home run of the season, and Ronald Acuña Jr. who smashed the 25th leadoff homer of his young career.

Ronald Acuña Jr has been an incredible player this season with his consistent performances and entertaining personality. Adding to his fun-loving attitude, Acuna once again went viral as he recreated four-time NBA champion, LeBron James’ chalk-throwing pre-game ritual. 

Fans on the internet loved this celebration and then King James himself also loved the reaction. He replied to the video posted on the Braves’ Twitter and said, “Ayyeeee!! 😂😂😂. Man I love this kid! 💨💨💨💨💨💨💨💨🙌🏾🙌🏾👑.”

“We’re going to keep doing our part and keep grinding,” Acuña

Addressing his performance, “We’re going to keep grinding and growing,” Ronald Acuña Jr said through a translator. “Baseball is all about highs and lows. It’s just part of it, but I think we’re going to keep doing our part and keep grinding and playing hard and hopefully, we can keep winning,” he continued. 

Pittsburgh starter Zach Thompson also praised the young Venezuelan star and said, “Ronald Acuña Jr, you just tip your cap. It was a great piece of hitting, but I guess some reassurance that I was making really good pitches. I just needed to keep going out there and doing my thing.”


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