Gregg Popovich heaped the praise on LeBron James since the Lakers star turned 36 today, ahead of their game.
LeBron James turned 36 yesterday. It was a big day for everyone related to the NBA to reflect on the greatness and longevity that LeBron has shown to us. As the King enters his 18th season, he is still arguably the best player in the league.
LeBron James is now one of just five active players who turned 36…and last season he averaged 25 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds 🤯
Year 18 and still going strong 🔥 Happy birthday, King James! pic.twitter.com/cDsSDLaNFL
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) December 30, 2020
On his birthday, LeBron James received wishes and warm regards from people from all walks of life. Whether it is fans, fellow players, coaches, other athletes, everyone wished the King a happy birthday.
Gregg Popovich praises LeBron James on his birthday
Gregg Popovich has been associated with LeBron James as more than a rival team’s coach. Pop also serves as the Head Coach for the USA Basketball team, and the two have spent quite some time together there. The famed coach delivered his praise and said,
“It’s a tribute to both his intelligence level and his tenacity, his character and his commitment to excellence. When you combine those things, you get what we see in LeBron James after all of these years.”
“He looks pretty much like when he first came into the league. He deserves a lot of credit for being the consummate professional, using every technique that he can and being no the cutting edge of things. His mental state along with his physical state really makes him very special, probably more than anybody that has played the game.”
The birthday boy put up 26 points, 8 assists, and 5 rebounds as the Lakers beat the Spurs 121-107 at the AT&T Center today.