LeBron sends props to Simmons, Embiid

LeBron James' future should not be the focus at this point of the season, according to Stephen A. Smith of ESPN.

Coming up short against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena did not stop Cavaliers star LeBron James from taking to his Instagram account to congratulate Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and the Sixers on their 108-97 win.

Here’s James’ message, posted around 1 a.m.:

Embiid also took to social media to credit James, continuing the mutual-admiration trend:

And finally, kudos to The Score for coming up with this admittedly hilarious production, which features LeBron, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue, Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson and Jordan Clarkson: